Dez Bryant doesn’t regret passing on Ravens offer

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Former Cowboys tight end Jason Witten said this week that he thinks Dez Bryant will wind up with the Packers, but a report on Tuesday indicated that’s not a likely development at the moment.

Given the lack of other word about interest in Bryant’s services, some might wonder if the wide receiver has had second thoughts about passing on a contract offer from the Ravens that came not long after he was released by the Cowboys. One person who did wonder about regrets posed the question to Bryant on Twitter on Tuesday night.

Bryant responded by saying “not one bit” and said he was “very appreciative” for the offer. He wrote in another tweet that he isn’t thinking about retiring and that “not being signed to a team yet has a lot to do with my personal decisions.” Both tweets were punctuated by shots at the media for the way they’ve portrayed him during his search for a new job.

He probably doesn’t have the same issue with former teammate Ezekiel Elliott telling people not to doubt Bryant in a supportive social media post of his own on Tuesday, but doubts about the brightness of Bryant’s football future are likely to persist as long as he remains without a job for the coming season.

59 responses to “Dez Bryant doesn’t regret passing on Ravens offer

  1. If he doesn’t regret it now, he will soon. Or he
    really does have some huge self inflated ego of himself
    and that’s the same reason teams are staying away from him.

  2. There it is in a nutshell,, he can’t get a contract but still overvalues himself. I hate it when the Cowboys do the right thing. He can’t play.

  3. Honest answer I am not sure he is self-aware enough to regret it. He still thinks he is a top 5 WR. He might get signed later in the season when injuries force questionable decisions, but I doubt he gets a legit offer that satisfies his ego.

  4. Must be collusion, that’s the only reasonable explaination for a talented player to be out of work…..

    Oh wait, he didn’t protest.(?)

    That scrambles my brain – can’t wrap my head around it – can’t understand how a talented player can’t get a job. Is it possible that if you cause distractions to your Team, make things about yourself- not the Team, and/or you’re asking too much money for your level of production, teams might not give you a job? Everyone on this site always says it’s collussion, but I guess that’s not the case…..

  5. Sometimes when you are a selfish media monger, a team distraction, and your production doesn’t justify the locker room headache, you can find yourself out of a job…it isn’t collusion.

  6. he’s right in saying that the reason he is not signed has a lot to do with his personal decisions… but i’m doubtful he regards those decisions as the ones where he walked off the field before the game was over, went crazy on the sidelines, got into it with the coaches, and on and on….

  7. What was the Ravens’ offer? I haven’t seen the numbers anywhere. If it was a really low offer then of course he wouldn’t take it. He has no leverage right now. Once a team actually needs him then he’ll be in a position to negotiate.

    Of course the question of what he’s actually worth is a different thing entirely. Obviously the Cowboys releasing him was a pretty big deal, but someone will sign him at some point.

  8. As a life-long Cowboy fan since 1960, I wish Dez well but don’t let the turnstile hit you in the ass on the way out. The last few years of him underperforming his mouth have taken a toll on the fan base. I honestly feel he couldn’t handle the adulation Dak and Zeke were getting, making him “3rd or 4th on the mic” when it came to interview time. His ego couldn’t handle the truth.

  9. balmer2no2atl says:
    May 16, 2018 at 7:46 am
    Must be collusion, that’s the only reasonable explaination for a talented player to be out of work…..

    Get over it…let it go. He was already offered a contract. The other people you seem to be referring to were not. They should have at least been made an offer but were not. So please stop. ..you clearly have an agenda.

  10. Bryant can go work out with Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid. Kaep can throw passes to him and Reid can try to defend against them.

  11. Could it be that sometimes people like Dez Bryant are simply more trouble than they’re worth?

  12. They offered 3yrs 21million

    afwhigs says:
    May 16, 2018 at 8:08 am
    What was the Ravens’ offer? I haven’t seen the numbers anywhere. If it was a really low offer then of course he wouldn’t take it. He has no leverage right now. Once a team actually needs him then he’ll be in a position to negotiate.

    Of course the question of what he’s actually worth is a different thing entirely. Obviously the Cowboys releasing him was a pretty big deal, but someone will sign him at some point.

  13. I’m shocked teams aren’t jumping at the opportunity to sign a slow diva who is only interested in padding his stats for a year to get one last big payday.

  14. 3 years and 21 million dollars is a pretty good offer for a number 3 receiver that cant run or catch the ball. Looks like Dez outsmarted himself again.

  15. With the money he has stolen from the “Boys” his grandkids are set for life..I don’t think he even wants to play but his ego wants to get back at Jason, Dak and Zeke. Because he really does believe they had a hand in his demise…So sad.

  16. Trouble is like a cancer. You gotta get it early. If you don’t get it early then it gets too big. Then it kills you. That’s why you gotta cut it out. Capece? – Sonny LoSpeccio.

  17. Doesn’t have nearly the talent of Randy Moss but has every bit as much baggage to carry into his next locker room.

  18. afwhigs says:
    May 16, 2018 at 8:08 am
    What was the Ravens’ offer?
    &&&&&&&&&&&&&
    I read somewhere it was 3/$21mil. They dodged a bigger bullet than that failed physical.

  19. afwhigs says:
    May 16, 2018 at 8:08 am
    What was the Ravens’ offer? I haven’t seen the numbers anywhere. If it was a really low offer then of course he wouldn’t take it. He has no leverage right now. Once a team actually needs him then he’ll be in a position to negotiate.
    _________

    In Baltimore it was mentioned the offer was 3 year offer around $7M a year. With incentives to get him to $9M/yr

  20. 3 years 21 million and you don’t take it because of your stupid ego? Yeah this guy doesn’t even deserve to be in the league right now if he’s that stupid. I hate the Ravens, but the fact is that Dez Bryant so desperately wants to be in the NFC East yet it will never happen so he’s trying to save face by acting like they were cheap. What a tool.

  21. He needs a offer from a team that has a qb who can actually get the pigskin in the vicinity of his hands, dak couldnt slacco cant.

  22. Sure, he’s a bit of a head case….. most DIVAS are, but with the right coach & the right supporting cast around him those things can be put in check & his energy & talent can then be put into focusing on what’s required & needed to be done…..
    I will admit, there are VERY FEW SITUATIONS out there that fit that criteria , but if one of them do give him the chance I hope he takes it……
    The Pats are one of those teams but I just don’t believe they need him this year with all the depth they currently have at WR….. but teaming him with Gronk & MINITRON as well as Hogan could really put some preassure on a defense…..especially inside the 20!!!!
    I’d be fine if BB rolled the dice but I just feel Dez would want too much $$$ to come to NE & with no NEED by the Patriots to bring himself board for the Money he’d want I just don’t see it happening……
    Wish him luck though
    Go Pats!!!!

  23. He hasn’t yet accepted that he’s old and slow. Possession and end zone receiver at best. He should have taken the Ravens offer, Good luck to him.

  24. A smart agent would advise his young clients on the dangers of being a diva and trouble maker and should use the examples of TO, Chad Johnson, and Dez Bryant. The Cowboys bent over backwards to cater to Dez’s fragile mental state and spent millions on 24/7 babysitters and handlers to fix transgressions and cover up issues that never made it to the press. Jerry has the Dallas PD under his thumb so they helped also. Now that he’s no longer useful to the team, the cost-benefit ratio turned against Dez. No other owner is willing to put up with that kind of a headcase.

  25. “3 years/$21 million?!?!? Come on, Man. He’s got a family to feed” – Latrell Spreewell

  26. .
    amazing no references to OBJ when dez is the topic, cuz we all know OBJ is much worse eyeroll according to haters. all players love OBJ cant say the same for dez

  27. Its May. He’ll be playing football for an NFL team in 2018. He likely has a short list of teams he wants to play on, and if they dont want him he can afford to sit back and wait for the next best thing over the coming months. Too much is being made of this….and its evident that a lot of posters here arent very nice human beings. What did Dez ever do to you guys?

  28. Anyone that thinks Bryant would admit he made a mistake is not paying attention. All his problems have been caused by the media or something else. Anything but him. He’s a tool. Just no longer a useful tool.Only so much room in the tool box.

  29. When are these gys who are disruptive to their teams going to get it ? GM’s and HC’s will go out of their way to not select or sign trouble makers on their rosters. It’s bad publicity and chances are they’re not good clubhouse examples for the younger guys.
    Be appreciative you make life changing money playing a game. Shut your pie hole and be a good teammate.

  30. arwiv says:
    May 16, 2018 at 12:15 pm
    Its May. He’ll be playing football for an NFL team in 2018. He likely has a short list of teams he wants to play on, and if they dont want him he can afford to sit back and wait for the next best thing over the coming months. Too much is being made of this….and its evident that a lot of posters here arent very nice human beings. What did Dez ever do to you guys?

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    What did Dez ever do to us guys? He is part of the problem and not the solution. He made the NFL uglier as opposed to more attractive and fun to witness. So no, he did not hurt me, but he was a negative contributor to my leisure time, which I don’t appreciate. Hey Dez, go find a real job.

  31. The 49ers already signed Richard Sherman for $39 million over three years so the league quota of overpriced egotistical aging stars has already been met.

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