Dez Bryant debut to come after the Pittsburgh Steelers game?
Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant officially signed to the Baltimore Ravens practice squad on Tuesday. He has been standing in place as Chase Claypool for the Ravens ahead of the Pittsburgh Steelers matchup. When will the Ravens decide to bring Bryant up to the main roster is the question on everyone’s mind. Ravens fans are hoping Bryant will make his debut this Sunday for the divisional battle. However, is it realistic for him to start up so soon? Bryant has been out of football for the past 3 years and didn’t have a spectacular season as previous years. It’s no doubt that Bryant was a top 3 receiver between 2012-2014, but does he still have the capability to play at even 50% of his prime years?
The Ravens have the 2019 unanimous MVP Lamar Jackson, but the passing game has struggled with a less than stellar receiving corps. Jackson only seems to have real chemistry with Marquise “Hollywood” Brown and his tight end Mark Andrews. Second year receiver Miles Boykin was expected to take a jump, but has disappointed so far. It would be great if Bryant could bring some veteran leadership to a young receiving corps that is in desperate need. If Bryant could help Boykin develop into the big bodied 50/50 ball red zone threat that he should be, this will be a great signing.
This was a low risk and potentially high reward signing that the Ravens made. However, how long will Bryant just be sitting on the practice squad? While it’d be awesome to see him against the Steelers, I would say next week against the Indianapolis Colts could be more likely.