Ravens activate Dez Bryant from practice squad to roster originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
The Ravens may finally be getting some help to their receiving corps, coming in the form of longtime star Dez Bryant.
Bryant, who has spent the bulk of his career with the Cowboys, was signed to the Ravens practice squad a couple of weeks ago. The team preached patience when it came to his ultimate promotion to the active roster, but that day has come quicker than most fans anticipated.
Ravens are elevating Dez Bryant to active roster for tomorrow’s game.
— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) November 7, 2020
Bryant impressed both players and the coaching staff in his early practices in Baltimore, and coming off a loss to the Steelers, the Ravens are looking for a big, physical receiver who can make contested catches.
The veteran receiver fits the bill, and the Ravens are hoping he'll serve as a complimentary piece next to Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews for Lamar Jackson.
The receiver himself is ready to go, and remained focused in his social media response to the news.
I told you I’m covered confident and thankful.. I don’t care who hate it... 🙏🏿
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) November 7, 2020
This doesn't guarantee Bryant will be active against the Colts on Sunday, though it's possible. According to a later report from Adam Schefter, Bryant is expected to suit up in Week 9.
But it's a good sign that even if he doesn't play in Indianapolis, his debut in purple and black is coming soon.