Ventell Bryant

Carolina Panthers
Wide Receiver #1
Carolina Panthers
Wide Receiver #1

Ventell Bryant News

Agrees to future deal

The Panthers signed Bryant to a reserve/future contract Monday, Will Bryan of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Bryant signed with the Panthers' practice squad in December and will stick with the team with hopes of making the 53-man roster in 2021. The 24-year-old played in 12 games for the Cowboys as an undrafted rookie in 2019, recording a 15-yard touchdown catch on his lone target.

Jan 4, 2021 1:56 PM EST


Jumps on with practice squad

Bryant was signed to the Panthers' practice squad Monday, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Analysis: Yet another one of coach Matt Rhule's Temple standouts signs on with the organization, as Bryant joins Robby Anderson and Keith Kirkwood as Owl WRs-turned-Panthers. The 24-year-old suited up for 12 games with the Cowboys during 2019, though his involvement was heavily slanted towards special-teams work.

Dec 14, 2020 4:18 PM EST



Agrees to injury settlement

The Cowboys waived Bryant (knee) from IR with an injury settlement Tuesday, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Analysis: Bryant returned to practice nearly two weeks ago, opening the 21-day window for him to be activated from IR. The Cowboys waiving the receiver could be a sign that he wasn't going to be healthy at the end of the window, but it may simply mean that they're content with their wideout corps. Bryant will seek a depth role elsewhere once he's healthy.

Oct 20, 2020 3:12 PM EST


Designated to return from IR

Bryant (knee) returned to practice Wednesday, indicating that his 21-day window to return from IR has begun, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Analysis: Bryant could return as soon as Sunday's game versus the Giants, but if he's not activated by Oct. 28, the 24-year-old wideout will be shut down for the season. If he returns to the lineup, he'll likely operate in a special-teams role.

Oct 7, 2020 2:19 PM EST


Moves to IR

The Cowboys placed Bryant (knee) on injured reserve Sunday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Bryant is working his way back from a knee injury sustained during a scrimmage late August. He'll be eligible to return to the active roster after a minimum of three weeks.

Sep 6, 2020 5:50 PM EST



Injury severity downplayed

Coach Mike McCarthy said Sunday that initial exams on Bryant's leg injury "seemed to be not of high concern," Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Bryant appears to have avoided serious injury, but he'll still need to undergo further testing. The Depth receiver appeared in 12 contests for the Cowboys last season, during which time he mostly contributed on special teams.

Aug 30, 2020 6:26 PM EST


Goes down during scrimmage

Bryant suffered a left leg injury during Sunday's scrimmage, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Bryant had to be helped off the field by trainers. If the reserve wideout's injury is revealed to be significant, it would be a blow to Dallas' receiver depth.

Aug 30, 2020 4:29 PM EST


Arrested for DUI

Bryant was arrested Wednesday morning on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: DUI is a second-degree misdemeanor in Florida, potentially resulting in probation, a fine and/or community service. Bryant primarily played special teams as a rookie with the Cowboys in 2019.

Mar 11, 2020 7:04 AM EST


Makes lone catch count in 2019

Bryant finished the regular season seeing only 23 snaps on offense and catching his only target for a 15-yard touchdown through 12 games.

Analysis: An undrafted free agent out of Temple, the rookie receiver initially got a look from the Bengals over the summer before winding up as primarily a special-teams player in Dallas after his promotion from the practice squad in Week 5. His Week 13 visit to the end zone provided a nice highlight, but there's no guarantee Bryant can even hang onto a roster spot in 2020.

Jan 7, 2020 9:36 AM EST


Ready to play

Bryant (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Rams, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Bryant popped up on the injury report Friday, but it's nothing serious enough to keep him out for a crucial game. The undrafted rookie out of Temple mainly contributes on special teams.

Dec 15, 2019 12:21 PM EST


Surfaces on injury report

Bryant (knee) is listed as questionable or Sunday's game against the Rams, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Missing practice and appearing on the injury report at the end of the week is never a good sign for a player's prospects of playing. The Cowboys would be without some of their special-teams depth if the 23-year-old sits.

Dec 13, 2019 2:13 PM EST


Promoted to active roster

The Cowboys promoted Bryant from the practice squad to the active roster Wednesday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Bryant's spot on the 53-man roster comes following Kavon Frazier (pectoral) being placed on IR. The undrafted rookie out of Temple projects to do most of his damage on special teams for Dallas.

Oct 2, 2019 12:34 PM EST


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