Ventell Bryant

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

Ventell Bryant News

Suspension over

Bryant's suspension was lifted Tuesday, per the NFL's official media site.

Analysis: Bryant was suspended in June for violating the NFL Policy and Program on Substances of Abuse. The Temple produce hasn't played since his rookie season in 2019 when he caught his lone target for a 15-yard touchdown.

Sep 21, 2021 6:55 PM EST

Let go by Carolina

Bryant (suspension) was waived by the Panthers on Thursday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Bryant signed a future deal in January after finishing 2020 on Carolina's practice squad, but he was never likely to make the season-opening roster after picking up a two-game suspension over the summer for substance abuse. The 24-year-old last saw game action in 2019 with the Cowboys and caught a 15-yard touchdown in 12 contests.

Aug 5, 2021 3:32 PM EST

Two game suspension

Bryant has been suspended for the first two games of the coming season for violating the NFL Policy and Program on Substances of Abuse, Alaina Getzenberg of the Charlotte Observer reports.

Analysis: The wideout, who is slated to fight for a depth slot on the Panthers' roster, will be permitted to participate in the team's training camp and preseason games and will be eligible to return to Carolina's active roster in time for Week 3 action. The 24-year-old has one catch (a 15-yard TD) to his credit over the course of the 12 NFL games he suited up for with Dallas in 2019.

Jun 30, 2021 2:53 PM EST

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 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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