Dez Bryant Rejects Offer From Ravens

Former Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant turned down a multi-year offer from the Ravens, according to veteran NFL reporter Ed Werder (on Twitter). Bryant is seeking a significant one-year deal that will allow him to secure a lucrative long-term contract as an unrestricted free agent next year. 

It’s not clear if the Ravens are still pursuing Bryant, but it would be surprising if their offer was still on the table after the signing of restricted free agent Willie Snead was finalized earlier this week. Baltimore now boasts a wide receiver group that is headlined by three newcomers in Michael Crabtree, John Brown, and Snead and as well as Chris Moore and former first-round pick Breshad Perriman, so it’s hard to see how there could be enough targets for everyone to share.

The Ravens wanted to lock Bryant down for multiple seasons, but other Bryant suitors will likely be willing to do a one-year deal. Bryant was once amongst the league’s very best wide receivers, but there are tons of question marks about his ability after he posted just 838 yards off of 69 catches in 2017. A one-year deal would also help to ensure that Bryant is exceptionally motivated as he chases another high-paying contract.

Earlier this month, ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter identified the Cardinals, Bills, and Packers as potential fits, along with the Ravens. So far, the Ravens have been the only team concretely connected to Bryant. Ideally, Bryant says that he would like to sign with an NFC East team in order to exact revenge on Dallas twice in 2018. On paper, the Giants would make the most sense of any team in the division, but they have yet to express interest in him, even after releasing Brandon Marshall. Meanwhile, we’ve heard nothing connecting the Eagles to the wide receiver and the Redskins do not have him on their radar.

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16 comments on “Dez Bryant Rejects Offer From Ravens

  1. terror661

    Dez gunna be on the Jets or somewhere else terrible. No more than 6 million. Even that is extremely overpaying. But one terrible team will.

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      • toby312

        Sell crazy someplace else , no one deserves that declining skilled headache

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      • ray_derek

        neither party would be interested. that would be the worst guy to pair with Trubisky, just what a 2nd year QB needs…..lol

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  2. IBFarr

    Philly MIGHT take Dez if he wants to be a #2 or #3 and takes the minimum. Even then he would need to change his mindset and buy it the ideals in Philly instead of focusing on his revenge. I HIGHLY doubt this will ever happen.

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  3. ships1941

    Dez must be really pissed after diva Jerry Jones made those bs remarks
    How tough it is to replace dez.
    Dumb to pass on the offer from the Ravens which could be his only offer….

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  4. Plus3

    If he only wants to play for an NFL East team, what GM would take him? So he’ll be motivated for 2 out of 16 games, then complain if he doesn’t get the ball…

    Personally, I’d like to see him on Seattle.

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  5. yoyo137

    Ravens are stupid for signing Snead in the first place. Shoulda pulled that offer right when they realized Dez was available and offered him more money.

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  6. CursedRangers

    Reminds me of Adrian Peterson a couple years ago when he was naming the teams he would play for. Had to eat a little humble pie and sign for less than he was hoping for. Same thing happened to Jose Bautista. Different sport, but another example of a false reality. Just don’t see Dez being in a position where he can make his wishes come to fruition.

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