Nov 22, 2020; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Ravens  wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) celebrates a scoring drive with teammates on the bench during the game against the Tennessee Titans at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

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Ravens’ Bryant tests positive, says he’s done for season

Baltimore Ravens receiver Dez Bryant said he has tested positive for the coronavirus, and that he’s opting out of the rest of the season.

Bryant said he was surprised by the news, which prevented him from playing against the visiting Cowboys on Tuesday night. He was on the field at M&T Bank Stadium about two hours before the game, but he did not join his teammates for their full-team warmup.

The Ravens (6-5) announced he was scratched from the game due to an illness, and shortly before kickoff, Bryant’s Twitter account posted: “I’m going to go ahead and call it a quit for the rest of the season.”

Bryant, who announced in a profanity-laced tweet that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, had been excited to face his former team.

In eight seasons in Dallas, Bryant made 531 receptions for 7,459 yards and a franchise-record 73 touchdowns. He made the Pro Bowl three times before being released in 2018.

The Ravens signed Bryant, 32, to their practice squad on Oct. 27. He was elevated to the active roster four weeks later and has just four catches for 28 yards.

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