Steelers WR Martavis Bryant tells ESPN’s Josina Anderson (per Jeremy Fowler) that unless his role in the team’s offense changes, he wants out of Pittsburgh. “If they don’t try to include me more and continue to do the same thing, then I want out period,” Bryant said, per Anderson. “I just want to be happy. I would like for it to be here, but if not then oh well. Just got to move on.” “I’m not being selfish, it’s just I want to help contribute and I want to be the best player that I can be,” Bryant added, per Anderson. “By the end of whenever the trade deadline is. I mean if things don’t get better, then I got to go.” As for the possibility that the Steelers refuse to re-sign him after next season, Bryant said: “Then so be it, I’m not going to re-sign. I’ll just play next year out. I’m not tripping.” Recent reports have said that the Steelers have no plans to trade Bryant, despite his obvious discontent. However, Bryant tells Anderson that if there aren’t any changes or he isn’t traded, then he’s prepared to play out the remainder of his contract and depart after the 2018 season. For what it’s worth, a personnel director tells Jeremy Fowler that talent is probably worth a late-round pick. However, Fowler isn’t sure that this would be enough to convince the Steelers to move on from him. Fowles doesn’t anticipate the Steelers benching Bryant either, but they may elect to phase him out of their offense.
Steelers WR Martavis Bryant Confirms He Wants Out Unless Role Changes
NFL Trade Rumors | Oct 24