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 WR Bryant says he’s had two negative COVID tests

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Dez Bryant, who was not allowed to play in Monday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys, claims on social media that he’s tested negative twice for the COVID-19 virus.

Bryant posted on twitter Thursday that he has had “back to back” negative COVID tests.

“I tested negative back to back for covid and I’m not excited about it,” Bryant posted.

The former Dallas Cowboys receiver was ruled out of Tuesday’s game against his former team 30 minutes before kickoff after he claimed he had tested positive for the virus.

Bryant actually warmed up Tuesday in preparation of playing against the Cowboys, but never took the field after the positive test was announced.

Coach John Harbaugh said Thursday that Bryant was recovering and isn’t mad at the team for not allowing him to play in Tuesday’s game.

“He’s doing as well as can be expected,” Harbaugh said.

“He’s a guy that cares. He sacrificed a lot to leave home and leave family behind. He’s a family man and has kids. I think he’s pretty hurt by it. He’s not mad at anybody. But just the circumstances, I think he’s a little stunned by it, surprised that it came up. I think he’s trying to work his way through it right now.”

Bryant was not placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the Ravens, and suggested that it could have been a false positive.

Bryant is the first Ravens player to test positive since rookie safety Geno Stone, who was ruled out of their Week 12 game in Pittsburgh prior to the team’s flight Dec. 1.

Baltimore on Thursday activated wide receiver Willie Snead IV from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Ravens tight end Mark Andrews and outside linebacker Matthew Judon were activated off the list Wednesday.

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