This isn’t the first time the Ravens have flirted with the idea of adding Dez Bryant. Baltimore offered him a three-year, $21MM contract back in 2018, though the wideout wasn’t impressed and turned it down.
Bryant caught on with the Saints in 2018 but unfortunately, he tore his Achilles before he could catch a pass from Drew Brees. He spent the 2019 season rehabbing in hopes of playing in the NFL again.
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Dez hasn’t caught a ball in a professional game since December 31, 2017—his last with the Cowboys. Owner Jerry Jones spoke about the possibility of bringing Bryant back to Dallas earlier in the offseason, something Jones said he thought a lot about in the shower.
The Cowboys moved on from that idea when they drafted Ceedee Lamb in the first round of the 2020 draft. With Lamb, Michael Gallup, and Amari Cooper in the fold, Dallas had no need for Bryant’s services.
Expectations for Bryant shouldn’t be too high if he signs with Baltimore. The Ravens are a run-heavy offense and it’s unclear exactly where Bryant, who is 32-years-old, would fall in the pecking order. Still, he’d provide the franchise with depth and he’s someone to keep an eye on in fantasy given Marquise Brown‘s injury history.