The Dallas Cowboys finally made a decision to pull the trigger on parting ways with star wide receiver Dez Bryant last Friday after eight seasons with the team. Combined with a large salary-cap number for a player who wasn't producing 1,200-yard, 10-touchdown seasons anymore, Dallas chose to cut him loose. Even still, Zrebiec reports, those signings didn't spell the end of Baltimore's pursuit of receivers: the team met with Cameron Meredith, who ended up signing with the Saints, and submitted a bid on Allen Hurns, who wound up signing with the Cowboys, ostensibly as a supplement to Bryant. He also said he wants to play in the NFC East, in order to play the Cowboys twice, specifically citing how he took the move to cut him personally.
The Ravens were interested in drafting Bryant out of Oklahoma State in 2010, but he was taken with the 24th pick by the Cowboys ahead of Baltimore at No. 25.More news: Pacers stun LeBron's Cavs in NBA Playoffs
It appears, however, that none of the other teams in the NFC East are interested in acquiring Bryant.
The Ravens have already added a pair of wideouts this offseason, signing ex-Oakland Raider Michael Crabtree to a three-year, $21 million deal and bringing in former Arizona Cardinal John Brown.More news: Utah Jazz's Donovan Mitchell suffers foot injury; status for Game 2 unclear
He amassed a career-best 16 touchdowns in 2014. But he missed quite a few games in 2015 and 2016, along with a disappointing 2017, averaging 50 receptions, 678 yards and 6 touchdowns over the last 3 year stretch.
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Whether or not they can afford him is one question.