NFL Rumors: Dez Bryant to Work Out for Ravens and Intends to Play by 2020 | Bleacher report

Guard State Warriors protection Stephen Curry (30) greets former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant after the Warriors' 119-114 victory over the Dallas Mavericks in an NBA basketball game Sunday, January 13, 2019 in Dallas.  (AP Photo / Richard W. Rodriguez)

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Free agent wide receiver Dez Bryant is expected to work for the Baltimore Ravens this week.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that Bryant’s training “has been in the works for a while.” Although he has not played since the 2017 season, the 31-year-old intends to return to the NFL this season.

The Ravens offered him a multi-year deal in 2018, mar Bryant denied it, saying last August that he was not mentally prepared at the time. The offer was for more than $ 30 million, according to a tweet Bryant has since removed.

Bryant finally sat until November 2018, when he signed a one-year contract with the New Orleans Saints. His term in office in New Orleans was over before he started, after suffering from Achilles two days after signing with the team.

After recovering from the entire 2019 season, Bryant is apparently motivated to get back on the field. The Oklahoma State product spent his first eight NFL seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, making three Pro Bowls and placing three seasons with at least 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns from 2012-14.

The Ravens are hoping for a breakout second season of Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, but could use a healthy Bryant on midfielders across the middle. Lamar Jackson had his most success as a passer last season in the short-to-intermediate range, so the 6’2 “, 220-pound Bryant could be a strong fit if he is 100 percent motivated.