On Friday, the Dallas Cowboys released Dez Bryant. Bryant, who had been with the Cowboys since they drafted him in the first round of the 2010 draft, has been to three Pro Bowls, and he's one of the most well-known names in the NFL wide receiver ranks. Naturally, attention immediately turned toward where he will play next season.
Bryant said he was interested in staying in the NFC East—he wanted the opportunity to play the Cowboys twice a year.
If I didn’t have my edge I got it now... I’m sorry they got to feel me it’s personal... it’s very personal— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) April 13, 2018
It appears, however, that none of the other teams in the NFC East are interested in acquiring Bryant. But he may have found a suitor in the AFC.
The Baltimore Ravens are interested in Bryant, according to a report from Jeff Zrebiac of the Baltimore Sun. The Ravens already recently agreed to terms with Michael Crabtree, and they may be looking to give Joe Flacco another big-name target.
"Now, Bryant is suddenly available after the Dallas Cowboys unceremoniously released the 29-year-old late last week. Predictably, the Ravens have interest in him, sources confirmed," Zrebiac reports. "Ravens fans, who still lament the fact that the team was unable to land Bryant in the 2010 draft, seem infatuated with the idea."
The Ravens have more than $10 million in salary-cap space, so they should have the financial means to make a deal happen if they so desire. Bryant caught 69 balls for 838 yards and six touchdowns last season.
He amassed a career-best 16 touchdowns in 2014. Though he's no longer the same player, he still seems to have plenty left in the tank.