Ravens remain the perceived favorites to sign Dez Bryant

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The Ravens originally wanted receiver Dez Bryant after he was released by the Cowboys. He passed on a long-term deal, but the Ravens remain in play to sign him. At least in the opinion of the oddsmakers.

According to Bookmaker.eu, the Ravens are listed as the favorites to sign Bryant, at +350. (In other words, a $100 bet would yield $350.)

Next are the Texans and Colts (+400), the Packers (+650), the Saints and 49ers (+700), the Bills and Washington (+800), the Seahawks and Giants (+1000), the Jets (+1200), the Patriots (+2500), and the Eagles (+5000).

Conspicuously absent are the Browns, who have been linked to Bryant during the absence of Josh Gordon. But Peter King of NBC’s Football Morning in America said during Wednesday’s PFT Live that the Browns no longer have interest in Dez.

Either way, the clock is ticking for Dez. The longer he waits to join a team, the harder it will be for him to get up to speed for Week One. Or for any week of the regular season.

27 responses to “Ravens remain the perceived favorites to sign Dez Bryant

  1. Mike,I find that very hard to believe. As you can tell from my handle I’m a Ravens fan an d I’ve been following their training camp closely, and even have attended a couple of sessions. Their receiving corps has been ungraded tremendously through the draft and FA signings, and all signs to this date point to a very successful camp. There have been no WR injuries (including Breshad Perriman, believe it or not) and the competition has been fierce. Unless things fall completely apart tomorrow night in Chicago along with some long-term injuries, I just don’t see Dez coming to Owings Mills.

  2. I can see it as they don’t have a big time red zone threat. He isn’t going to dominate the field anymore but can still go up and get the ball in endzone and I don’t see anyone on their roster that can do that.

  3. Hello,

    The word speed has no business in the same sentence as Dez Bryant.

    Unless its prefaced by the words “lack of”.

    Signed,

    Garretts Guys

  4. Well, they are the original Cleveland Browns, so a boneheaded signing makes all the sense in the world. Welcome to the Baltimore Browns… where old receivers are put oot to pasture!

  5. No way he comes to Baltimore. his time as passed?

    Really? Ravens have a history of signing older free agents, thinking they have a few more yrs remaining?

    Last signing Weddle? winner!!!

  6. As a Steelers fine, I strongly encourage the Ravens sign Mr. Bryant. To this point in training camp, the Ravens look like they have a fairly decent receiving corps. Please bring in Mr. Bryant to screw that up…

  7. As a long time Cowboy fan, it is my opinion that Dez still has the skills that will help any NFL team. Most of you have seen him in the beast mode where no DB can our muscle him for the ball. His issue seemed to be hotheadedness, knuckleheadedness, trying too hard and thus dropping the ball in some cases, and lack of attention. After being on the lam for a few weeks, he may have seen the light! Good coaching may bring out the best in him.

  8. After Bryant’s recent tirade on social media the odds on favorite for his next paycheck will be from the unemployment line.

  9. After the felonious likes of Ray Lewis, Jamal Lewis, Jermaine Lewis (wow – a lot of Lewis’), and Ray Rice, Dez would fit right in!

  10. If the Ravens are the ‘favorite’ to sign Dez Bryant., then that’s a pretty bad sign for Dez Bryant. The Ravens closed the window on Dez several weeks back and there’s no need for him now.

  11. BuckyBadger says:
    August 1, 2018 at 2:08 pm
    I can see it as they don’t have a big time red zone threat. He isn’t going to dominate the field anymore but can still go up and get the ball in endzone and I don’t see anyone on their roster that can do that.

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    Uh, Micheal Crabtree ring a bell? You know the only other WR besides Antonio Brown to catch at least 8 TDs per year each of the last three years?

  12. If you actually want to place money on this (you might have a problem in that case, but to each his own), don’t put it on the favorite. Baltimore is only there because they are the only team known to have made an official offer, but Bryant clearly doesn’t want a multi-year deal and likely doesn’t find Baltimore’s situation appealing. Unless it is literally the only interested team, look elsewhere.

  13. diegosteel says:
    August 1, 2018 at 2:36 pm
    No way he comes to Baltimore. his time as passed?

    Really? Ravens have a history of signing older free agents, thinking they have a few more yrs remaining?

    Last signing Weddle? winner!!!

    Steeler trash: Weddle was in the Pro Bowl last year… had a number of picks and will be better this year. The Black and Purple are ready to Roll over the AFC north once again!

  14. I can’t understand why the Redskins haven’t signed this guy. They need help at wide receiver. Doctson just got injured again, they paid big money on a player like Richardson that hasn’t proven anything. Who else they got? They need more help at that position

  15. Dez brings nothing to the table the Ravens don’t already have. At this stage of his career he is Crabtree, maybe even not as good as Crabtree.

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