July 29, 2021

Veteran Wide Receiver Dez Bryant Added to Practice Squad

A wide receiver long rumored to be of interest to the Ravens has finally arrived. Three-time Pro Bowler Dez Bryant has been signed to the practice squad.

Bryant has been on the Ravens’ radar for years, including recently. He left town unsigned after a training camp tryout in August. Now, with the Ravens coming off their bye week and looking for more ammunition at wide receiver, the pairing and timing worked.

On the practice squad, Bryant can continue to get game ready and be called up at any time. He can be activated to play on gameday twice before he would have to be added to the 53-man roster. To make room for Bryant, the Ravens released defensive back Marcus Gilchrist from the practice squad.

The 31-year-old Bryant has maintained his desire to return to the NFL, though he has not played in a game since December of 2017. It’s clear that getting another shot in the NFL means a lot to the veteran.

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