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Dez Bryant placed on Covid-19 IR after claiming two negative tests

Ravens WR Dez Bryant tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday but has since twice tested negative. His status for Week 14 is uncertain.

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) warms up before playing the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday PM update: The Ravens have placed Dez Bryant on the Covid-19 injured reserve list, per Tom Pelissero.

The Baltimore Ravens travel to face the Cleveland Browns on Monday Night Football, and they may or may not have Dez Bryant available. Bryant tested positive for Covid-19 30 minutes before the Ravens’ Week 13 Tuesday game against the Dallas Cowboys and was quickly removed from the field. On Thursday, he tweeted that he has tested negative on two straight tests since then.

The Ravens have not yet placed Bryant on the Covid-19 injured reserve list. If he is continually testing negative, it is possible Tuesday’s result was a false positive. He had an inconclusive test Tuesday morning but went to the stadium and started warmups before he got a firm result one way or the other.

Willie Snead remains on the Ravens Covid-19 injured reserve list leaving Miles Boykin and Devin Duvernay working opposite Marquise Brown. Bryant would re-join that group if his tests continue to be negative, but his status for Week 14 Monday Night Football is unclear for the time being.