Dez Bryant is back in the NFL—almost.
This after the three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver was signed to the Baltimore Ravens signed practice squad yesterday after spending the past two years out of the NFL.
And if you thought he was out longer than that you’re not wrong as his final season in the league was far from memorable as he put up his lowest totals for a full 16-game season of his entire career.
But he’s gone to the right place as Baltimore’s wide receivers rank last in the NFL in receptions (58) and receiving yards (737).
The Ravens reportedly are hoping the 31-year-old could become a physical possession-type receiver for reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson and possibly complement the speed of Marquise Brown.
But he can’t.
Possession receivers need to be tight route runners which Bryant never was and physical receivers need to be, well, physical.
And Bryant has certainly lost a step—or six–since he tore his ACL during his last comeback attempt.
So yeah, the only way I see him playing is they activate him for the December 3rd game when the Ravens play host to the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday Night Football.
Because the NFL can use the ratings—a lot more than the Ravens can actually use Bryant.