Martavis Bryant RUMORS & NEWS

  • Roethlisberger 'disappointed' in suspended Steelers WR Bryant but says offense remains focused

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Ben Roethlisberger wasn't about to mince words. He usually doesn't when it comes to Martavis Bryant. Just days before the start of last postseason, Roethlisberger said Bryant needed to “toughen up.” On Tuesday, the Steelers' franchise quarterback said he simply was “disappointed” in the young..." May 25

  • Steelers to debut three-headed Martavis Bryant replacement at OTAs

    ESPN "Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown are healthy, happy and ready to connect a gazillion times over the next eight months. This much we know. This lethal combination is one reason why the Pittsburgh Steelers' high-powered offense won't flinch over a few questions about its roster. Completion after..." May 23

  • Steelers coach Tomlin concerned about apologetic Bryant

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "If you are concerned about how the Steelers are going to replace Martavis Bryant's production and game-altering athleticism in the lineup, Mike Tomlin offered up some advice — don't sweat it, because he's not. Tomlin told a small group of reporters on Monday at the Boca Raton Resort and Club at..." March 21

  • Steelers never considered cutting Bryant

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Steelers never considered cutting ties with embattled wide receiver Martavis Bryant even though he was suspended for the 2016 season by the NFL — his second league suspension in less than eight months. General manager Kevin Colbert said on Sunday at the Boca Raton Beach Club and Resort at..." March 20

  • Steelers' Rooney disappointed in WR Bryant for suspension

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "About two months ago, Steelers president Art Rooney II was upbeat about the progress receiver Martavis Bryant made following a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. On Friday, less than a week after the NFL suspended Bryant for at least one season for violating..." March 19

  • Replacing Martavis Bryant will be a difficult chore for Steelers

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Late in the 2015 season, when the Steelers were in the midst of their franchise-record streak of scoring 30 or more points in six consecutive games, the offense was drawing comparisons to some of the best in NFL history. The hard truth for the Steelers as they go forward without receiver..." March 14

  • Martavis Bryant planning to check into rehab

    USA Today "Facing indefinite banishment for repeat violations of the NFL’s substance abuse policy, Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant will check into rehab and undergo evaluation for depression issues, one of his agents, Brian Fettner, told USA TODAY Sports. “We’re all stunned, me included,”..." March 14

  • Bryant’s latest violation may have come from something other than a positive marijuana test

    Pro Football Talk "It was widely reported last August that the NFL suspended Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant because he failed multiple marijuana tests. His latest predicament suggests a violation for something other than a positive marijuana test. The three possibilities are: (1) a positive test for something..." March 13

  • Steelers WR Martavis Bryant Facing Year Long Suspension

    CBS Pittsburgh "Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant may be suspended for the entire 2015 season. That’s according to a new report from our news partners at the Post-Gazette. Ed Bouchette says Bryant’s agent confirmed the possible suspension, but reports that Martavis is appealing the..." March 13

  • Martavis Bryant appealing 1-year suspension

    CBS Sports "Even before the season begins, the Steelers' fortunes took an ugly turn. Suddenly, their chances to build on this past season's playoff berth and offensive explosion appear substantially less likely. Because on Saturday, the Steelers are faced with the possibility of playing the 2016 season..." March 12

  • NFL refs' boss believes Martavis Bryant's wild TD wasn't a catch

    Sporting News "Dean Blandino, the NFL's vice president of officiating, said Friday that officials made the correct call after reviewing Martavis Bryant’s acrobatic touchdown catch in the third quarter of the Steelers' wild-card win over the Bengals — even though he personally disagreed with the initial..." January 16

  • Roethlisberger issues challenge to Martavis Bryant

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Ben Roethlisberger didn’t just challenge second-year receiver Martavis Bryant on his radio show. He had a conversation with him to reinforce the message that Bryant has to prepare better and have a different mindset now that the regular season has turned to the postseason. “I just felt like we..." January 06

  • Roethlisberger: Bryant has to “toughen up”

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers weren’t the same offense the last two weeks of the regular season that they were for much of the last two seasons. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh Tuesday morning that getting back to where the offense should be for the postseason will..." January 05

  • Martavis Bryant believes he’ll become one of the best

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant aspires to be one of the best in the game. Before that, he’ll need to become the best on his team. Until then, Antonio Brown likely will continue get the ball more often. And Bryant knows it. “He’s the best receiver in the league right now,” Bryant said this..." November 15

  • Big Ben to Martavis Bryant: 'Don't ever flip in the end zone again'

    CBS Sports "Maybe Martavis Bryant didn't get the memo. Or perhaps Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was so shocked by Landry Jones' play -- and Bryant's 88-yard touchdown reception -- that he didn't even notice the second-year player somersaulting into the end zone for that late touchdown on Sunday against the..." October 21

  • Martavis Bryant not expected back for Monday night

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant is eligible to make his return from a four-game suspension on Monday night against the Chargers, but it looks like Bryant’s 2015 debut is going to have to wait at least another week. Ross Jones of FOX Sports reported that Bryant tweaked his knee in..." October 11

  • Concerns surface of Martavis Bryant's availability for Monday night

    Behind The Steel Curtain "The Pittsburgh Steelers were given some good news on the injury front, but a new cloud has surrounded the team as they prepare for their Week 5 matchup against the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football. First, the good news. Ben Roethlisberger, still recovering from a MCL sprain and bone..." October 10

  • Steelers' Bryant returns from drug suspension, 'won't happen again'

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant returned to the practice field for the first time on Monday since serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Bryant spent three weeks working with former NBA player and coach John Lucas, who runs a substance abuse..." October 05

  • Steelers could hold Bryant out longer than four games?

    Sportsnaut "Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant is currently serving a four-game suspension for substance abuse, but at least one plugged-in beat writer believes the team could hold him out even longer while he works on his issues. The receiver is currently in Houston, Texas working with someone..." September 24

  • Steelers Martavis Bryant in Rehab While Serving 4-Game Suspension

    Black Sports Online "For once, I think a player and team have gotten it right. Steelers have been without young stud Martavis Bryant for the first two game of the season and will be without him for two more. Bryant is serving his 4-game suspension handed down by the NFL for violating the substance abuse policy. Most..." September 23

  • Tomlin: Steelers were prepared for Bryant suspension as far back as draft

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Steelers knew about wide receiver Martavis Bryant's possible four-game suspension long enough that it affected how they approached the NFL Draft in early May. Mike Tomlin on Monday acknowledged that one of the reasons the organization felt the need to use a third-round draft choice on wide..." September 01

  • Steelers' Martavis Bryant's suspension appeal denied "Martavis Bryant's second-year leap will be put on hold to start the NFL season. The Pittsburgh Steelers receiver has been suspended four games for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse after his appeal was denied Monday, the team announced. Sources informed of the..." August 31

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Steelers WR Martavis Bryant is facing 4-game suspension for violating Substance Abuse Policy, per league sources. Suspension under appeal.

  • Steelers' Martavis Bryant facing 4-game suspension "Martavis Bryant's second-year leap could be put on hold to start the NFL season. The Pittsburgh Steelers receiver is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday, per a source informed of the..." August 27

  • Steeler receiver Martavis Bryant to miss Hall of Fame preseason game

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant is expected to have a procedure for an infection on his elbow that will cause him to miss the Hall of Fame preseason opener against the Minnesota Vikings. Bryant is expected to be out about 10 days, according to a report by The Hall of Fame game..." August 02

  • Haley expecting Bryant to push Wheaton for No. 2 receiver spot

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Martavis Bryant put up plenty of big plays for the Steelers last year. So much so that the Steelers are planning to give Bryant every opportunity this summer to claim the No. 2 receiver spot currently held by Markus Wheaton. Offensive coordinator Todd Haley, who pushed hard for the Steelers..." March 19

  • Bryant's 94-yard TD in highlights Steelers offense's efficiency

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Martavis Bryant had a sparkling debut, but the shine was tarnished some as defenses gathered film to study his moves and tendencies. On Sunday, the Steelers rookie receiver proved that even film study isn't an equalizer for speed. Bryant sprinted by cornerback Adam Jones to score on a 94-yard..." December 08

  • Martavis Bryant has an AC sprain in shoulder

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger thinks wide receiver Martavis Bryant can have a bright future as part of the team’s offense, but the team may have to decide how much he’ll be able to do in the present before setting their 53-man roster this weekend. The fourth-round pick isn’t going to..." August 29

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