Ravens sign former Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant to practice squad


DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - It's official. The "X" is back in the NFL.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, The Baltimore Ravens will sign former Cowboys great Dez Bryant to their practice squad.

Bryant confirmed the signing in a tweet Tuesday.

"Emotions running high right now... I’m thankful...I can’t stop crying," he wrote.

The 31-year-old former first-round pick was brought in for a tryout with Baltimore back in August, but left without a deal.

It has been three years since Bryant last played in an NFL game, which came with the Dallas Cowboys. He has not been on an NFL roster since 2018 when he was signed by the New Orleans Saints, who placed him on the IR just two days later with a season-ending Achilles tendon tear he sustained in practice.

At his peak with the Cowboys, Bryant was an All-Pro wide receiver and three-time Pro Bowler, but was ultimately cut by Dallas following a mediocre 2017 campaign and with the receiver in line to make $12.5 million.