The bigger question now is whether Bryant would be used more in Sunday’s game against Tennessee.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Wide receiver Dez Bryant was promoted from the Baltimore Ravens practice squad for the second time this season, a source told ESPN’s Field Yates on Saturday.
The bigger question now is whether Bryant would be used more in Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans.
31-year-old Dez Bryant made just two plays two weeks ago at Indianapolis, his first game since December 2017. In his Ravens debut, he ran a route and they didn’t pitch in his direction.
When asked if they will expand Bryant’s role, Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman praised him for working hard in practices and meetings.
“We’ll keep working, and we’ll see where this takes us in the future,” Roman said Thursday. “I don’t th ink there is a real timeline right now, but I do think that if Dez continues to progress, he will definitely become a factor in what we do.”
Dez Bryant has never gone back-to-back games without a reception. He has been held without a catch in just three of the 114 games he played in his career.
Baltimore doesn’t get much from its wide receivers, who have produced the league’s third-fewest receptions (85) and the second-fewest receiving yards (1,114).
Bryant was designated as a replacement for backup quarterback Trace McSorley, who was placed on the reserve / COVID-19 list on Friday. That means Baltimore can promote Bryant once more from the practice team without having to sign him to the active roster.
The Ravens also raised tight end Luke Willson and offensive tackle Will Holden. Willson, who played for the Seahawks and Lions, provides depth to the tight end position after Nick Boyle suffered a season-ending knee injury last Sunday. Holden could have a role at offensive tackle, where Baltimore is just as thin.