Just before Baltimore’s Tuesday night game against the Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens staff pulled Dez Bryant from warmups due to a positive COVID-19 test. Since then, the star receiver has received “back to back” negative test results. Bryant says that he is “not excited about it” in a recent Tweet.
The former Dallas wide receiver did not play a single NFL snap between the 2017 season and November of this year. In the week 11 loss to the Tennessee Titans, Bryant caught his first NFL catch in over two seasons. Needless to say, Bryant was excited for his first game against his former team since being released after the 2017 season. When Baltimore Ravens staff pulled him from warm-ups, the star receiver took to Twitter voicing his feelings.
“Tell me why they pull me from warming up so I can go get tested,” Bryant said in a Tweet. “My shit come back positive… I tested positive for Covid WTF.” He continued to express his unhappiness in a string of Tweets. In the string of Tweets, he mentioned how he had “the same damn routine” daily. He even went as far as to say that he was “going to go ahead and call it a quit for the rest of the season.” The Baltimore Ravens have not spoken on this Tweet as of yet.
Now that he has evidence of a false positive, we will see what he does moving forward. According to Tom Pelissero, the results remain inconclusive. The ongoing process will take a few more days to get conclusive results, however, Bryant has not given any indication of what he will do with a conclusive negative result. Only time will tell if Dez Bryant will finish the season for the Baltimore Ravens.
Remainder of the Baltimore Ravens Season
The Baltimore Ravens have four more games scheduled to sneak their way into the playoffs. They currently sit outside the playoff picture at 7-5, but with a few wins and some luck, they could find their way in. Their first obstacle is a Monday night matchup against the 9-3 Cleveland Browns. With a win in this interdivisional game, the Baltimore Ravens would likely find themselves in striking distance of the last wild card spot. The last three games of the season are against a combined 8-27-1, so all winnable games. If the Ravens can manage a win against the Browns, they could very well slip into the playoffs.