Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey extended another invitation to free-agent wide receiver Dez Bryant over social media.
Ramsey initially asked Bryant to come to the Jaguars in April, shortly after the wide receiver was released by the Dallas Cowboys. On Sunday, the 23-year-old Ramsey wrote the following on Twitter:
“Yo @DezBryant What you thinking? We both can go to jax this week.”
The tweet was “liked” by Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack.
The Jaguars, who will hold their mandatory minicamp from Tuesday to Thursday, are undergoing a makeover at wide receiver since the offseason departures of Allen Robinson (Chicago) and Allen Hurns (Dallas).
Jacksonville re-signed Marqise Lee to a four-year deal and added free agent Donte Moncrief to a receiver group that also includes Dede Westbrook, Keelan Cole and Jaydon Mickens.
Lee appeared in 14 games last season and hauled in 56 catches for 702 yards and three touchdowns, helping the team reach the AFC Championship Game. He had seven receptions for 69 yards in Jacksonville’s three playoff games.
Moncrief appeared on the fast track to stardom after catching 64 passes for six touchdowns in his second season with the Indianapolis Colts. Although injuries limited Moncrief to nine games in 2016, he still hauled in a career-best seven touchdown passes, but he had career lows with 26 receptions and two scores last season.
Bryant recorded a team-leading 69 receptions for 838 yards and six touchdowns in 2017 with the Cowboys. He has gone a career-worst 23 regular-season games without a 100-yard performance.
Since signing a five-year, $70 million contract in 2015, Bryant has failed to record a 1,000-yard season or make more than eight touchdown receptions in a season.
Bryant was a touchdown machine in the first half of his career with the Cowboys, hauling in 41 scoring passes in a three-season span, capped by a career-high 16 in 2014. He was named a first-team All-Pro selection that year.
During that spectacular run from 2012-14, Bryant averaged 91 receptions and put up at least 1,233 receiving yards each season.