Dez Bryant is back in the NFL.
The former Oklahoma State star wide receiver was signed by the Ravens to their practice squad Tuesday.
Bryant, the No. 24 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, took to Twitter to express his gratitude for the opportunity to be back in the NFL after he tore his achilles tendon during a team practice with the Saints on Nov. 9, 2018.
My emotions running high right now... I’m thankful...I can’t stop crying— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) October 27, 2020
Bryant, now 31, was cut by Dallas then signed a one-year deal with New Orleans but two days later suffered his Achilles injury. The three-time Pro Bowler been rehabbing and training for his next opportunity, which he found in Baltimore.
The Ravens could get Bryant acclimated to their offense then elevate him to the active roster, or sign him to the 53-man roster. He will join former OSU running back Justice Hill, a 2019 fourth-round pick by the Ravens, in Baltimore.
Bryant has amassed 7,458 career receiving yards and 73 receiving touchdowns in 113 games, all with Dallas, but hasn’t played in a regular-season game since the end of the 2017 season.
Instant reaction to the addition of WR @DezBryant. pic.twitter.com/YMhZaDdlSS— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) October 27, 2020