Dez Bryant

Baltimore Ravens
Wide Receiver #88
Baltimore Ravens
Wide Receiver #88

Dez Bryant News

No targets in season finale

Bryant was not targeted on 23 snaps Sunday against the Bengals.

Analysis: The veteran saw his highest snap count since Week 12 but did not factor into the box score. Bryant finished his regular season with six catches for 47 yards and two touchdowns on 11 targets. He will likely continue to have a minor but consistent role in the offense during the playoffs. Baltimore heads to Tennessee to face the Titans on Sunday.

Jan 5, 2021 8:14 AM EST

Reels in another TD

Bryant caught an eight-yard touchdown pass on his lone target in Sunday's 27-13 win over the Giants.

Analysis: Bryant has corralled two passes over the last two games, and he found the end zone on each reception. The veteran wide receiver has played fewer than 20 snaps on offense in each of those games, even with Willie Snead leaving early with an ankle injury in Week 16.

Dec 29, 2020 12:03 PM EST

Good to go for Sunday

Bryant (thigh) is active for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Analysis: Bryant put in a full practice Friday, but the Ravens still elected to list him as questionable for the Week 16 contest as a precaution. With the wideout experiencing no setbacks leading up to game day, he should serve as Baltimore's No. 3 or 4 receiver. Bryant scored his first touchdown since 2017 in last week's win over Jacksonville, hauling in an 11-yard pass for a score.

Dec 27, 2020 9:04 AM EST

Listed as questionable, should play

Bryant (thigh) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Analysis: The Ravens listed Bryant as a full participant in Friday's practice, following a DNP on Wednesday and a limited session Thursday. That seemingly puts him on track to play, but he isn't likely to see a lot of targets, after getting just three on 18 snaps last week. He did score his first touchdown of the season in the 40-14 win over Jacksonville, and he had four catches in a loss to the Titans last month.

Dec 25, 2020 3:33 PM EST

Logs limited workout

Bryant (thigh) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: Bryant's thigh issue is believed to be minor, but given the veteran wideout's troubling injury history in recent years, it makes sense for the Ravens to take a cautious approach with his usage in practice. So long as Bryant can take part in Friday's practice in full capacity, he should put himself on track to suit up Sunday against the Giants.

Dec 24, 2020 2:27 PM EST

Managing practice reps

Bryant (thigh) did not practice Wednesday, Jamison Hensley of reports.

Analysis: Bryant scored his first touchdown since 2017 during last weekend's win over the Jaguars, hauling in his only target for an 11-yard score while playing 27 percent of offensive snaps, but he appears to have injured his thigh in the process. In order to suit up against the Giants on Sunday, the veteran wideout will almost certainly need to resume practicing in some capacity.

Dec 23, 2020 1:21 PM EST

Scores first touchdown since return

Bryant caught an 11-yard touchdown Sunday against the Jaguars.

Analysis: The veteran scored his first touchdown in over 1,000 days Sunday as he brought in a red zone target to reach paydirt. That ended up being Bryant's only catch of the day, though he finished with three total targets. Bryant played just 18 snaps after playing over 30 snaps in his previous two appearances. Look for Bryant to see a slight uptick in playing time Sunday against the Giants.

Dec 22, 2020 8:01 AM EST

Lifted from COVID list

Bryant was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday.

Analysis: Bryant missed the Ravens' last two games, but he's cleared the COVID-19 protocols and should have the green light going forward. The veteran wide receiver handled a majority of the snaps on offense in the last two games he suited up, catching four of seven targets for 27 yards. He'll look to be more efficient when he takes the field Sunday against the Jaguars.

Dec 15, 2020 1:38 PM EST

Won't be available for MNF

Bryant remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list and he has been deemed inactive for Monday night's matchup against the Browns, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Bryant endured a disappointing situation last Tuesday night, as the three-time Pro Bowler was pulled off the field during pre-game warmups because of a positive COVID-19 test. The development prevented Bryant from facing his former team of nine years in the Cowboys. Though he's reportedly logged negative tests in the interim, Bryant will be unable to make his fourth appearance of the season Week 14 against Cleveland.

Dec 14, 2020 3:26 PM EST

Negative tests acknowledged

Bryant (illness) remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list but "has had some negative tests" according to coach John Harbaugh, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The report confirms what Bryant has expressed on his own social media accounts. Considering the veteran wide receiver was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday it seems unlikely Bryant will be able to pass through NFL protocol in time to play Monday against the Browns, but it's possible he could return the following week.

Dec 12, 2020 10:33 AM EST

Placed on Reserve/COVID-19 list

Bryant (illness) has been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.

Analysis: Bryant, who was a late scratch in Week 13, will also miss Monday night's game against the Browns. Per ESPN's Jamison Hensley of ESPN, Bryant indicates that he's tested negative for COVID-19 twice, which suggests that the wideout has a chance to be cleared to play as soon as his quarantine period is over.

Dec 10, 2020 1:18 PM EST

Late scratch Tuesday

Bryant tested positive for COVID-19 and has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Cowboys, Daniel Oyefusi of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: Bryant relayed from his personal Twitter account that he was pulled from the field during warmups to get tested, and his results came back positive. He'll be out for Tuesday's game against his former team. Bryant will be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list in the near future.

Dec 8, 2020 4:42 PM EST

Unproductive in Week 13

Bryant failed to haul in either of his two targets Wednesday in the Ravens' 19-14 loss to the Steelers.

Analysis: Unsurprisingly, the struggling Baltimore passing game didn't get on track with Robert Griffin and Trace McSorley stepping in at quarterback for Lamar Jackson, who was one of several Ravens ruled out for Week 12 following a positive COVID/19 test. Thanks in part due to wideout Willie Snead's placement on reserve/COVID-19 list, Bryant saw his biggest snap share (59 percent) of his three games with Baltimore, but the unfavorable quarterback situation and the tough matchup contributed to Marquise Brown (four catches, 85 yards and a touchdown) turning in the only useful outing among the team's pass-catching options. Bryant's outlook will improve a bit if Jackson is able to play Week 13 versus the Cowboys, but the Ravens' run-heavy approach will still cap the 32-year-old's overall fantasy upside.

Dec 3, 2020 10:26 AM EST

Signed to active roster

Bryant was signed to the Ravens' active roster Saturday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: This isn't surprising considering Bryant piled together four receptions Sunday against the Titans while seeing 54 percent of the team's offensive snaps. Bryant may have to wait to play his next game, however, as the Ravens' matchup against the Steelers could be delayed past the Tuesday date after multiple positive COVID-19 tests from both sides.

Nov 28, 2020 10:12 AM EST

Heading back to practice squad

Bryant reverted to the Ravens' practice squad Monday, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: Bryant notched his first catch in a Ravens' uniform Sunday, as he recorded four receptions for 28 yards on 35 offensive snaps. The veteran wideout can be signed by any team now that he has returned to the practice squad. However, with Thursday's Thanksgiving showdown with the Steelers quickly approaching, Bryant could find himself back on Baltimore's active roster sooner rather than later.

Nov 23, 2020 7:28 PM EST

Promoted for Week 11

Bryant was promoted to the Ravens' active roster from the practice squad Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The veteran wideout saw his first game action since 2017 in Week 9 and played a pair of offensive snaps. Bryant is unlikely to have a significant role in the passing game while Baltimore's top options remain in good health.

Nov 21, 2020 7:08 PM EST

Could be called up Week 11

Coach John Harbaugh said Friday that Bryant is an option to be elevated from the practice squad for Sunday's game against the Titans, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: Bryant played in his first game since 2017 in Week 9 against the Colts, logging two targetless snaps on offense. The Ravens may provide the 32-year-old receiver another opportunity in their offense, although it's tough to see a path to meaningful reps behind Marquise Brown, Willie Snead, Miles Boykin and Devin Duvernay.

Nov 20, 2020 10:05 AM EST

Sent back to practice squad

Bryant reverted to Baltimore's practice squad after going without a target on his two offensive snaps during Sunday's 24-10 win against the Colts, Mike Clay of reports.

Analysis: This development certainly does not preclude Bryant from the Week 10 lineup, as he could be called right back up to the 53-man roster ahead of the Ravens' upcoming Sunday night game against New England. The three-time Pro Bowler failed to leave a mark in his first NFL action since 2017 upon his return to the field Sunday, though if he is able to build trust with Lamar Jackson, Bryant may gradually earn a role in the passing attack as the season wears on.

Nov 9, 2020 3:46 PM EST

Suits up Sunday

Bryant is listed as active Sunday against the Colts, Daniel Oyefusi of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: Bryant last played in an NFL game on Dec. 31, 2017, so it remains to be seen how much he'll be used in his season debut. The 32-year-old spent 11 days on the Ravens practice squad and showed enough in that time to earn a promotion to the team's active roster. Until his role in the Baltimore offense is more clearly defined, however, Bryant will be a speculative fantasy lineup option.

Nov 8, 2020 8:48 AM EST

Expected to play Sunday

Bryant is expected to be active Sunday against the Colts after being promoted from the practice squad, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The veteran wideout was elevated from the practice squad Saturday as an extra player for Week 9, and he's likely to suit up with Devin Duvernay (thigh) questionable and Chris Moore (thigh) moving to injured reserve. Bryant was on Baltimore's practice squad about a week and a half and seems likely to fill a limited role in his first NFL action since 2017.

Nov 7, 2020 7:52 PM EST

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