Dez Bryant Doesn't Regret Passing on Ravens' Contract Offer, Criticizes Media

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistMay 16, 2018

ARCHIVO - En esta foto del 17 de diciembre de 2017, Dez Bryant, receptor de los Cowboys de Dallas, conduce el balón en un partido ante los Raiders de Oakland (AP Foto/Eric Risberg, archivo)
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Free-agent wide receiver Dez Bryant said Tuesday that he doesn't regret his decision to not sign with the Baltimore Ravens earlier this offseason.

Additionally, Bryant blasted the media and said he has been portrayed as someone who's "not easy to get along with."

Dez Bryant @DezBryant

Nope not 1 bit and very appreciative for the offer. .. what’s crazy is how reports like this will try to tarnish someone character.. the slight jab saying it’s not easy to get along with. I thought the media would give up by now with betraying me as something that I’m not https://t.co/tF6mKXbXBN

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported in April that the former Dallas Cowboys wideout turned down a multiyear offer from the Ravens due to his preference to sign a one-year deal instead.

Dallas released Bryant last month after eight seasons with the team.

Baltimore is no longer an option for Bryant since the Ravens signed Willie Snead to an offer sheet and the New Orleans Saints didn't match it.

With Snead, Michael Crabtree and John Brown occupying the top three spots on Baltimore's receiver depth chart, Bryant isn't a logical fit anymore.

The 29-year-old veteran has struggled in recent years with no 1,000-yard seasons to his credit since 2014.

Although Bryant is a three-time Pro Bowler and the Cowboys' all-time leader in touchdown receptions with 73, he isn't the same explosive player he was earlier in his career.

As quarterback Dak Prescott's No. 1 option last season, Bryant finished with just 69 receptions for 838 yards and six touchdowns.

On Monday, Bryant's former Cowboys teammate Jason Witten said on The Adam SchefterPodcast (h/t Zach Kruse of USA Today) that he believes Bryant will sign with the Green Bay Packers.

Bryant would boost an already formidable Green Bay offense by joining forces with receivers Davante Adams and Randall Cobb, as well as tight end Jimmy Graham.

Bryant is the most accomplished wideout still available in free agency, and there is a market for him as teams figure out where they stand in terms of their receiver depth charts.


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