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Dez Bryant tests positive for Covid-19 shortly before Ravens-Cowboys, tests negative after

Ravens WR Dez Bryant is claiming he tested positive for Covid-19 shortly before kickoff.

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

Thursday update: Dez Bryant tweeted on Thursday that he has tested negative twice since Tuesday’s game.

UPDATE: Bryant is not taking the news well, tweeting that he is quitting. I think we can take this with a grain of salt, but here’s the tweet:

UPDATE: Bryant reportedly had an inconclusive test Tuesday morning and then was tested again during pregame and came back positive, per Jay Glazer.

The Baltimore Ravens and Dallas Cowboys kick off at 8:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday, and shortly before the game, something is up. Dez Bryant tweeted that he was pulled back from warming up to get tested for Covid-19 and it came back positive. It’s being reported he has been scratched for the game.

Bryant tweeted this out less than 30 minutes before kickoff.

The Ravens are already without receiver Willie Snead and tight end Mark Andrews, who are both on the Covid-19 injured reserve list. Devin Duvernay is the No. 2 receiver behind Marquise Brown, and we can receiver Miles Boykin and tight ends Luke Willson and Eric Tomlinson to all see more work with Bryant now out.