Dez Bryant tweets about seeking ‘redemption’ in 2020, shares workout video
Dez Bryant continues to put forth every effort in pursuit of resurrecting his NFL career, and the out-of-work wide receiver is eager for the chance to seek “redemption” in the league.
Bryant was active on Twitter Tuesday, beginning with a tweet in which he expresses hope that there is a 2020 NFL season.
I hope it’s a season I need my redemption— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) June 30, 2020
As Bryant has done on numerous occasions during his layoff from the league, the wideout also shared footage from a recent on-field workout.
In da lab @drobalwayzopen pic.twitter.com/mAgYiRVGrI— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) July 1, 2020
A previous workout video shared by Bryant created some controversy, as a backlash ensued over him working out with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott in April amid the restrictions that were in place in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Bryant has long petitioned for a job in the NFL — especially with his former team, the Cowboys, where he starred for eight seasons — and he relayed in a tweet that one of the things preventing him from catching on with a new team is the inability to currently take physicals.
I haven’t been able to take a physical because of covid.. just know that has something to do with it…. I been away for 2 years so it’s understandable https://t.co/xxynHWO7Lq— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) July 1, 2020
When healthy, Bryant was one of the most dangerous wide receivers in the NFL. Injuries, however, stunted his productivity in his final two seasons with the Cowboys in 2016 and 2017, which led to his release in April 2018.
Bryant caught on with the New Orleans Saints nine weeks into the 2018 season. His tenure with the team was short-lived one, as Bryant suffered an Achilles tear in his first practice. After fully recovering from the injury and subsequent surgery, Bryant sat out the entire 2019 season.
It remains to be seen whether a team will take a flier on Bryant should the 2020 season be held. Either way, it’s clear that the only thing the 31-year-old former First-Team All-Pro (2014) wants is the opportunity to prove himself.