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Dez Bryant turned down Ravens deal: report

Dez Bryant is playing an extremely high stakes game by turning down deals and waiting until after the NFL draft to sign with a club.


Kahron Spearman


Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant recently turned down a multiyear offer from the Baltimore Ravens, accourding to ESPN.

 

The 29-year-old Bryant wants a big one-year deal, with hopes of securing a larger lo deal starting in 2019, sources said. 

 

Bryant turned down the offer, leading Baltimore to sign receiver Willie Snead in the interim.

I should've been better at controlling my emotions [in Dallas].

Dez Bryant
Free agent wide receiver

As previously reported, Bryant is even choosing to wait until after the draft to sign with a team. The Ravens' offer was "pretty lucrative," per the NFL Network, in the range of the three-year, $21 million deal recently signed by Michael Crabtree.

 

His plan so far is an extremely high risk one, because of the likelihood that teams could have newly-drafted receivers - on new rookie deals - eat into roster spots for Bryant.

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