While the Ravens are on a bye week, executive vice president and general manager Eric DeCosta is hard at work improving the 5-1 Ravens. First, he completed a trade for DE Yannick Ngakoue, and now he’s after none other than wide receiver Dez Bryant.
The #Ravens plan to sign veteran WR Dez Bryant to the practice squad if his workout goes well and he passes a physical, source said. Baltimore previously worked out Bryant in August, so this is more of a check-in. He should land in Baltimore, finally.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 22, 2020
It’s been a long time coming for Bryant to join the Ravens. Now, in the year 2020, it has come to be.
After Eric DeCosta released a statement that they were not done making moves and building this team, many wondered of the possible signings or trades the team would take.
This signing was one of two possible routes the Ravens would take to improve their wide receiver depth. Many speculated whether it would be Bryant or WR Antonio Brown. That may be a nonstarter according to a recent report.
Bryant suffered an Achilles tear back in November 2018 and has not played a game since. Signing him to the practice squad is a great way to evaluate him further and, if he’s ready, bring him onto the roster and watch him work with Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews.