The Ravens have elevated Dez Bryant to the active roster for tomorrow's game vs. the Titans. Another shot for Dez on Sunday.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 21, 2020
This will be Bryant’s second game on the active roster since being signed in October. The 31-year-old veteran saw two snaps, running one route, when he was activated against the Indianapolis Colts in the Ravens Week 9 victory.
Bryant has stayed on track since then, according to offensive coordinator Greg Roman:
Ravens OC Greg Roman on WR Dez Bryant: "Dez is doing a good job. He's working hard. ... Keep working and we'll see where that leads moving forward. I don't think there's any real timeline right now, but I do think if Dez keeps progressing, he'll definitely become a factor."— Jonas Shaffer (@jonas_shaffer) November 19, 2020
Bryant becoming a factor as an outside wide receiver would be a welcome sight, as the Ravens current logjam of slot-type receivers have struggled to generate production outside. Bryant, the Cowboys franchise leader in touchdowns, has been actively positive on social media while working his way into the lineup.
With Nick Boyle suffering a season ending injury and being placed on the IR, Bryant will certainly have an opportunity to work his way into the offense over the next few weeks.
Only four Ravens wide receivers have caught a pass in 2020. Bryant has an opportunity to add to a group only averaging only 9.4 receptions by wide receivers per game. Marquise Brown is the only receiver with over 30 receptions (32).