Dez Bryant Doesn’t Want To Return To Ravens

Dez Bryant wants to continue playing, but he doesn’t want to move forward with Baltimore. Recently, the wide receiver expressed frustration with the Ravens on social media and indicated that he’ll be heading elsewhere. 

I realized quick Baltimore wasn’t the place for me,” Bryant tweeted. “No bad blood. That’s their way of doing things so you gotta respect it.

Bryant, who will turn 33 during the 2021 season, had a grand total of six grabs for 47 yards and two touchdowns for Baltimore. After a long layoff, Bryant was hardly featured in the Ravens’ offense across six games. No one expected Bryant to leapfrog Marquise Brown in the pecking order, but the longtime Cowboys star apparently hoped to be on a par with Miles Boykin and Willie Snead IV. He was not, and he feels that his lack of experience with the Ravens’ playbook played a role.

My chemistry [with quarterback Lamar Jackson] was good on and off the field. But it was guys there before me who understood the offensive concepts better than me,” Bryant said. “You can’t jeopardize that.”

The Ravens seem to agree. Wanting to get younger at the position, the Ravens will allow Bryant to explore new opportunities in March.

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25 comments on “Dez Bryant Doesn’t Want To Return To Ravens

      • Ak185

        Don’t pay that guy too much attention. He pretty hates anyone who isn’t a Chief.

        Dez didn’t say or do anything really uncalled for. He stated the facts, didn’t call anyone out, and also stated that he is not more important than the team. Will another team take a chance on him? It doesn’t seem extremely likely. But if he is not happy in his role, this was at least a fair way to state it.

    • louwhitakerisahofer

      Scrubs don’t have 500+ receptions, 7500+ receiving yards, and 75 TDs.

      Aged of the league? Sure. But definitely no scrub.

  1. forwhomjoshbelltolled

    This was actually a completely reasonable and even somewhat respectful statement by Bryant.

    Even if his agent told him to say, good for him for listening. Shows modest progress.

    • downeysoft42

      Yeah appears to understand the situation of why whatever happened and easy statement to potentially place a good vibe in some gms heads about your current state.

    • HubcapDiamondStarHalo

      My exact reaction… I was expecting more of an angry diatribe. Nice to be pleasantly surprised now and then.

      • rusty.coqbern

        6 games/6 catches/2 TDs under a whole new system and buried behind LaMar Jackson’s already established receivers. Just the way he plays in the Red Zone makes him more than a scrub.

        He might not be the 27 year old Dez anymore, but he’s got the experience and grit in him that makes him dependable in the End Zone (and at 6’ 2”/220lbs he’s a big target with great hands too).

  2. Appalachian_Outlaw

    If the price is right I wouldn’t mind if Las Vegas gave him a look. He’s nowhere near the game changer he used to be anymore, but he can still contribute. If he came on a low cost deal it’d free up more money to address the defense.

  3. gcg27

    He was probably told by Ravens he wouldn’t be back. That’s probably why he said it to make it look like it was his choice to better latch on with someone else. Doubt it will work

  4. MileHighFan

    Remember when he made all that noise about holding out in 2015 unless his contract got re-worked? He hasn’t been the same player since then.

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