Ravens' Dez Bryant Says He's Had Back-to-Back Negative COVID-19 Tests

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorDecember 10, 2020

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) looks on before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams)
Terrance Williams/Associated Press

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Dez Bryant, who was forced to sit out of his team's 34-17 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday, tweeted that he has now tested negative in back-to-back COVID-19 tests:

Dez Bryant @DezBryant

I tested negative back to back for covid and I’m not excited about it

Bryant appeared ready to play in the hours leading up to Baltimore's game versus Dallas. He was seen warming up on the field and greeting members of the Cowboys, for whom he played from 2010-17.

Jeff Zrebiec @jeffzrebiec

Dez Bryant was on the field for individual warmups about 2 1/2 hours before the game. He spent some time talking to coaches or team officials from the Cowboys and catching passes from Trace McSorley. He was not out for the team warmups and now we know why.

However, Bryant was soon pulled off the field and ruled out with what the Ravens termed as an "illness." The 32-year-old wideout then revealed the news:  

Dez Bryant @DezBryant

Tell me why they pull me from warming up so I can go get tested... my shit come back positive... I tested positive for Covid WTF

Bryant signed with the Ravens as a free agent earlier this season. He has appeared in three games, most notably recording four catches for 28 yards against the Tennessee Titans on Nov. 22.

The Ravens suffered a COVID-19 outbreak that once forced the team to put 23 players on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, including quarterback Lamar Jackson.

Only two players remained as of Thursday afternoon, but Bryant was added to the list later in the day.

Bryant was not at the Ravens' practice Thursday, per ESPN's Jamison Hensley. The wideout initially said Tuesday that he planned to sit out the rest of the season, but he then told a fan he was coming back and just "being smart."

The Ravens' next game is scheduled for Monday against the Cleveland Browns.


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