Dez Bryant Sends Message To Baltimore Ravens Fans After Signing With Practice Squad (TWEETS)

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The Baltimore Ravens finalized a deal to add the three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Dez Bryant to their practice squad. He had out of the league for two years.

Bryant appeared to acknowledge the deal in a tweet Tuesday: “My emotions running high right now… I’m thankful…I can’t stop crying”

Once he was able to collect himself, Bryant sent out the following message to his fans: “Put a shield over what you love and never give up.”

Baltimore’s wide receivers rank last in the NFL in receptions (58) and receiving yards (737).

Bryant starred for the Cowboys for eight seasons, totaling 531 receptions for 7,459 yards and a franchise-record 73 touchdown catches. He is attempting to become the second Pro Bowl wide receiver to miss two full seasons and then return to the NFL since the 1970 merger, according to Elias Sports Bureau research.

Bryant hasn’t played in a game since December 2017.