OWINGS MILLS, Md — Dez Bryant left his tryout with the Baltimore Ravens without a deal, a source said Thursday. It’s possible the Ravens could add Bryant at some point, but the source said nothing is imminent with the three time Pro Bowl wide receiver. Bryant, 31, is attempting to become the first Pro Bowl wide receiver to miss two full seasons and then return to the NFL since the 1970 merger, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. He hasn’t played in a game since December 2017. Jamison Hensley ESPN
A Pro Bowl receiver hasn’t left the league and come back after a two year hiatus in 50 years. FIFTY YEARS. I imagine the list of players to attempt to get back into the league after two years off and were Pro Bowlers is pretty low but still, that doesn’t bode well for the return of Bryant. The Ravens are a team that could use a wide receiver, they threw to the tight end more than any other team in the league last year. Taking some pressure off the run game and tight ends has to be a priority for the Ravens. So signing a big name free agent wide receiver would make a whole lot of sense for them. I’m just speculating but maybe Dez isn’t as healthy as the Ravens would like, or maybe he just doesn’t fit the system and he’s perfectly healthy and in football shape. No matter what the reasoning is he hasn’t been signed by the Ravens and no other team has jumped at the opportunity to bring him in for a visit.