Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Ravens are interested in free agent WR Dez Bryant. However, Zrebiec adds that it isn’t clear if the feeling is mutual.
Bryant has made it clear that he wants to play for an NFC East team, even though recent reports have said that neither the Giants, Eagles or Redskins are interested in signing him.
Adam Schefter listed the Ravens are one of four teams that his sources believe could show “varying levels of interest” in Bryant along with the Cardinals, Bills and Packers.
Back in 2010, the Ravens appeared to be poised to take Bryant with the No. 25 overall pick of the 2010 NFL draft before the Cowboys traded up three spots ahead of Baltimore and took him.
It’s worth mentioning that signing Bryant to a contract won’t impact a team’s 2019 compensatory picks, given that he was released this offseason.
Bryant, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2010. He was in the third year of his five-year, $70 million contract that included $45 million guaranteed and was set to make base salaries of $12.5 million over the final two years of the agreement when Dallas released him in a move that freed up $8.5 million of available cap space.
In 2017, Bryant has appeared in 15 games for the Cowboys and has caught 66 passes for 814 yards receiving and six touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 45 receiver out of 116 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 50 Available 2018 NFL Free Agents list.