Dez Bryant suggested he might step away for the rest of the season after getting yanked from Monday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys following a positive COVID-19 test.
Despite Bryant’s emotional reaction to the situation, Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh said the wideout remains in the team’s plans moving forward.
“The COVID is 10 days and that’s where we’re at with it. I can never speak for another person cause of the Twitter stuff and all that that’s something you’d have to ask him,” Harbaugh said. “I don’t have any answers to that, to speak for somebody on all that but that’s what we would be planning for certainly. He’s certainly an option. He’s part of our team, and I was really happy with his progress and how he was practicing.
“Was excited for him to play in the game — really excited. I saw him before the game and we were both fired up for the game. He was super fired up for the game and excited. So I think that’s why emotionally, I don’t think it’s hard to understand why it would be such a tough thing emotionally, especially where he’s at in his career. I think we can all put ourselves in his shoes on that for sure. I’m very sympathetic to that and understanding of it. Ultimately people make decisions for themselves, and that’s what they have to do. But from my standpoint, absolutely, the answer would be yes to that.”
Bryant was never officially placed on the Ravens’ reserve/COVID-19 list.