Ravens activate WR Dez Bryant to the active roster

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Baltimore Ravens have activated wide receiver Dez Bryant off of the team’s practice squad. As a result, he may play in the team’s game on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Bryant has a chance to play in his first NFL game since the 2017 NFL season with the Dallas Cowboys. He signed with the New Orleans Saints late in the 2018 season.

Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant practices to get another NFL chance
Dez Bryant practices to get another NFL chance (Photo by Dez Bryant/Instagram)

However, just two days after being with the team, Bryant tore his Achilles. The 32-year-old returns two years after the injury.

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“I told you I’m covered confident and thankful..” Bryant wrote on Twitter minutes after news broke of his practice squad promotion Saturday. “I don’t care who hate it.”

The Lufkin, Texas native has been away from the sport for 1,043 days. According to ESPN, he is just the second wide receiver to miss two full seasons, before having an opportunity to return.

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Josh Gordon was the first to do it in 2017.

Bryant previously signed a practice squad deal with the Ravens on October 27th.

In his NFL career, all with the Dallas Cowboys from 2010 through 2017, he appeared in 113 games, including 99 starts. He had 531 receptions for 7,459 yards and 73 touchdowns.

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He also had six carries for -3 yards.

When he last played in the league in 2017, he appeared in 16 games, including 16 starts. He had 69 receptions for 838 yards and six touchdowns.

Bryant has had 2,035 receiving yards in the past three seasons in 38 games. Neither season did he have more than 838 yards.

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He had three 1,000-plus receiving yards from 2012 through 2014. He had a career-high 1,382 receiving yards during the 2012 season.

Bryant had a career-high 16 touchdowns during the 2014 season. When he had the three 1,000-plus receiving seasons, he had 41 of his 73 career touchdowns.

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