After a short stint in Baltimore, veteran wide receiver Dez Bryant said that he plans to play for two more years, but implied on Twitter that he will not be returning to the Ravens.
I will speak on my personal experience...I was in a position where everything was already established.. I took advantage of getting myself right.. I realized quick Baltimore wasn’t the place for me...no bad blood that’s their way of doing things so you gotta respect it.. https://t.co/lfhb2npoTV— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) February 23, 2021
Bryant played in six games for Baltimore, catching six passes for 47 yards and two touchdowns. Before signing with the Ravens during the 2020 season, Bryant had not played in an NFL game since 2017. After parting with the Cowboys following the 2017 season, Bryant signed with the Saints but missed the 2018 season after tearing his Achilles tendon. Bryant remained sidelined during the 2019 season as well.
Yea but it’s hard.. I’ve been off almost 3yrs..I flashed my abilities 2 the point Harbaugh asked was I ready to play because he thought I was ready and I did the colts game ..reminding all of you.. you have to learn the playbook.. chemistry with the Qb have 2 be on point https://t.co/nOhO4tnD6p— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) February 23, 2021
While Bryant made it obvious that he does not plan on returning to Baltimore in 2021, he made sure to show appreciation for the opportunity the organization gave him to resurrect his career.
No OTAs No mini camp and coming in midway through the season is not normal.. I wasn’t bothered about playing time.. I enjoyed myself I met some great teammates.. guys I feel like I will be keeping in contact for a long time.. I’m thankful for the opportunity Baltimore gave me https://t.co/nOhO4tnD6p— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) February 23, 2021
Bryant will now hit free agency, again hoping that a team will take a chance on the former superstar wideout. At 32-years old, however, Bryant said that he plans to play for two more years before calling it a career.
I plan on playing 2 more years and that’s it for me https://t.co/o6qDCPCo2r— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) February 23, 2021
Bryant further clarified that he had no ill will towards the Ravens, even calling them a first-class organization.
I pray everyone read the article..... the Baltimore ravens are a 1st class organization https://t.co/IpYwlPOhTp— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) February 24, 2021
Both Bryant and fellow veteran WR Willie Snead IV are slated to hit free agency in less than a month, which leaves Baltimore without an experienced veteran at the position. It is possible that general manager Eric DeCosta will address the position in free agency, but he could also roll with youth while potentially adding more targets via the draft.