Ravens Interested In Dez Bryant

The Ravens are interested in former Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, a source tells Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun. The Ravens missed their opportunity to select Bryant in the 2010 draft, but they have an opportunity to snag him now after his release from Dallas. 

In theory, Bryant could give the Ravens another major weapon to pair with Michael Crabtree at the top of their wide receiver depth chart. However, it’s fair to wonder if Bryant is still capable of high-level production. Between 2012 and 2014, he averaged 91 catches for 1,312 yards and 14 touchdowns for the Cowboys. Over the last three years, those averages have plummeted to 50 catches for 678 yards and 6 TDs. Bryant stayed healthy last season, but he missed ten games due to injury between 2015 and 2016.

Bryant is reportedly out for revenge on his former team, which may mean looking to join up with an NFC East rival that will allow him to face the Cowboys twice per year. Still, it’s not clear whether there’s serious interest from the Giants or Eagles and the Redskins do not have him on the radar. Beggars can’t be choosers at this stage of free agency and Bryant may have to move on to another division if he wants to land a decent payday.

The Ravens have upwards of $10MM in cap space, so they have the flexibility to add Bryant.

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17 comments on “Ravens Interested In Dez Bryant

  1. toby312

    ? Is what is right price? He was adamant he wouldn’t take a pay cut, now that he’s been cut he said I was never offered a pay cut, I would have accepted one. WHAT? The instability the me first mojo the me pouting on sidelines, I’m guessing his feelings will be getting hurt again in what is his market value and what he thinks is his market value. I’m guessing a one year prove it deal around 4 mil?

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    • Sheep8

      The right price is what both sides agree upon…something for us to speculate what both sides think his value is.

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  2. david

    use that dez bryant money,
    and just go give up your first round pick and give that cash to gronk,

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  3. houstonjon

    The Ravens never had the ability to select Dez in the 2010 draft. He was selected with the 24th overall and Baltimore traded the 25th pick to Denver. Piss poor effort by this site lately. You are just providing a summary of the original article and are adding zero content.

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    • Braves Homer

      That’s what he said…’they missed their opportunity’ not ‘they passed on drafting Dez’. He was drafted #24 thus narrowly missing the opportunity. Then pick #25 was traded to Denver so they could draft Tim Tebow wasn’t it?…Geez so many people on here quick to complain about the writers and other commenters (which is what I’m doing too ha! but oh well)

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      • dorfmac

        Yeah, it’s well known that the Ravens were ready to select him at 25, but since he was picked at 24, they traded out.

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      • Saladman14

        ” The Ravens missed their opportunity to select Bryant in the 2010 draft”
        That statement implies that they had the opportunity to draft Dez which at 25 they did not hence the trade.

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  4. Sheep8

    HoustonJon is either volunteering to write columns or perhaps should look at a different site to read than to complain/Whine behind your keyboard/phone.

    The people at these sites do a fine job and perhaps there is nothing new to say and they are doing their best to keep this story, that is probably of interest to many, in the feed.

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  5. Saladman14

    ” The Ravens missed their opportunity to select Bryant in the 2010 draft”
    That statement implies that they had the opportunity to draft Dez which at 25 they did not hence the trade.

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    • baltbirds7

      They didn’t pass it up. They narrowly missed an opportunity to draft him. That’s what they are saying. Iffy wording but the meaning is there

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  6. Plus3

    Ravens need some playmakers. That offense has been pretty hard to watch for a few years now. Flacco can throw a good deep ball, and they haven’t given him anyone that can get open down field.

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    • baltbirds7

      Wallace could. Moore could. Campanaro could. Wornihweg wouldn’t let him. Not part of the game plan

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      • norcullo

        Wallace isn’t the same player he was in Pitt.. still a good player but not the deep threat he used to be.. Moore and Campanaro couldn’t separate from even average corners. Dez is a great fit with Crabtree being the #2 guy. At the very least Dez will force defenses to shadow his side giving us more room in the running game and short passing game.

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  7. cka2nd

    Forgive my ignorance, but don’t Crabtree and Bryant have comparable skills and roles? If you’ve got one, do you really need the other, especially at veteran prices?

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