Dez Bryant’s first look in a Ravens jersey
The Ravens team account took to Twitter to show pictures of Bryant donning the purple and black.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) October 28, 2020
Bryant officially signed with the Ravens practice squad on Tuesday, after going on a hiatus following his departure from the Dallas Cowboys in 2017. During his final season, he recorded 69 catches from 132 targets for 838 yards, resulting in six touchdowns during the 2017 season. The Cowboys then went on to release the three-time Pro Bowler.
Following the news of his signing with the Ravens, Bryant took to Twitter to express his gratitude in being picked up, by a dominant team nonetheless.
My emotions running high right now… I’m thankful…I can’t stop crying 😂
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) October 27, 2020
He’d previously planned to tryout for the Ravens ahead of the 2020 season, yet those talks never came fully to fruition. If Bryant still possess the same skills that made him an All-Pro First Team member back with the Cowboys, he’ll be another option in what’s already a deadly offense for the Ravens. The eight-year wideout has amassed 7,459 receiving yards while completing 58.4 percent of his passes for 73 touchdowns.
With an already shored up downfield game secured by Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews, Bryant would fit seamlessly into an offense spearheaded by reigning MVP Lamar Jackson.
The Ravens are currently 5-1 for the season, with their only loss coming in a juggernaut bout against the defending champions Kansas City Chiefs. With a tough matchup ahead against the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 8, Bryant’s services may come at an opportune time for the Ravens.