According to reports, three-time Pro Bowler Dez Bryant, signed a deal with the Baltimore Ravens to join the team's practice squad. Bryant, who has been out of the league for the past two years, acknowledged the news via Twitter on Tuesday: "My emotions running high right now... I'm thankful...I can't stop crying"
Despite Bryant's hiatus from the field, Baltimore is hoping he can work himself onto the main roster and help their dismal receiving numbers. The Ravens' wide receivers rank last in the NFL in receptions (58) and receiving yards (737). Much of the team's receiver-core seems ecstatic to have Bryant on board. Tight-end Mark Andrews said "Obviously, that's kind of like an 'OG'-type guy," adding, "He's been around the league for a long, long time. He actually followed me on Twitter a year or two ago, so I'm excited to meet him, and I'm excited to [be] around him hopefully, and just learn."
Back in November 2018, Bryant signed a one-year, $1.25 million deal with the New Orleans Saints but tore his Achilles tendon during practice and hasn't played in the league since. Prior to his very very brief stint in New Orleans, Bryant was a standout for the Dallas Cowboys where he amassed 531 receptions for 7,459 yards and a franchise-record 73 touchdown catches.