Steelers president Art Rooney II acknowledged there might have been “higher expectations” for a quick return to form for Martavis Bryant, but said the big-play receiver is making progress and there is no discussion about any trade.

“We’re not looking to trade Martavis,” Rooney told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “He was out of football for a year. Maybe some of us had higher expectations how quickly he could get back up to full speed, but he’s making progress.”

An NFL Network report that was confirmed by the Post-Gazette said Bryant or his representative had asked the Steelers for a trade because he was unhappy with his role in the offense.

Bryant, though, denied the report, saying he never requested a trade and he’s “good to go.” If there were a request, apparently it wasn’t taken seriously by the Steelers.