Dez Bryant Contacts John Harbaugh
Jane Slater of NFL Network has reported that Dez Bryant is traveling to Baltimore this week for a workout with the Ravens.
Slater also mentioned that Bryant contacted Ravens’ coach John Harbaugh before the NFL draft back in April about a potential workout.
He recently contacted Harbaugh again, and as a result, Bryant is receiving a workout.
According to reports, Bryant has been working out with NFL quarterbacks such as Dak Prescott and Patrick Mahomes this past off-season.
When asked about Bryant’s workout Harbaugh stated “My only comment I have is we’re not commenting on workouts. We’re looking everywhere at everybody all the time. Whoever we bring in, once the workout happens, I’m sure that will be announced.”
Bryant has not played a regular-season snap since 2017. Following the 2017 season, the Dallas Cowboys cut Bryant.
He then signed with the New Orleans Saints in November of 2018. However, two days into his contract he tore his Achilles tendon. This resulted in him remaining on the injured reserve list for the entirety of the 2018-19 NFL season.
He did not play on an NFL team the following season. During his time off, Bryant insisted that he had no plans to retire. He wanted to get fully healthy before attempting to return to the NFL.
The Statistics That Represent Dez Bryant’s Career
The Ravens will now have an opportunity to see if he could add productivity to a very deep receiving core.
Throughout his career, Bryant has compiled 7,459 yards and 73 touchdowns in eight seasons in the NFL. Along the way, he also earned three Pro Bowl invitations.
Bryant has had a special ability throughout his career to box-out opposing corners. This has made him particularly dangerous in the red zone.
During the last few years of his NFL career [ to date ] his athleticism has drastically decreased. Despite this, he still earned 838 yards on 69 receptions during his final year in Dallas.
He was still a valuable asset for the Dallas Cowboys, yet he was not performing at the all-star quality his contract warranted.
The ultimate question is how will Bryant look upon possibly returning to the league two years later?
Baltimore has been considering possibly adding a veteran pass-catcher to their receiving core this offseason.
One NFL veteran who was among those considered was Antonio Brown. However, Brown has had a recent history of off the field problems. For this reason, Bryant may be a better option for the team, despite being the lesser of the talents.
Marquise Brown and Miles Boykin are speed oriented receivers. If the Ravens choose to bring in Brown, he would likely play a more possession oriented receiving role for the organization.