Former Steelers WR Martavis Bryant Applies for Reinstatement to NFL
Former Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant wants to get back on an NFL field.
According to a report on Monday from Sirius XM contributor Rudy Carpenter Bryant officially applied for reinstatement.
Former Raider & Steelers WR Martavis Bryant has officially applied for reinstatement….NFL is going to have some interesting decisions to make 🤷🏻♂️
— Rudy Carpenter (@rudygcarp12) June 22, 2020
The 28-year-old last played in 2018 with the Raiders after forcing his way out of Pittsburgh the previous year.
In addition to the indefinite suspension that’s kept him out of the league since 2018, Bryant was suspended for four games in 2015 and the entirety of the 2016 season.
When actually on the field and allowed to play, Bryant totaled 145 catches for 2,183 yards and 17 touchdowns in his four active seasons. His best campaign came in 2015, which despite a suspension, saw the ex-Clemson star put up 765 yards with an average of 15.3 yards per catch and seven touchdowns.
Bryant’s talent is immense. But the enigmatic receiver has missed two entire seasons since coming into the league in 2014.
The question is, should his talent warrant the Steelers giving Bryant a second chance if he’s reinstated by the NFL? Or has that train long since left the station?
In either case, it will be interesting to see if the NFL reinstates the oft-suspended Bryant, and assuming they do, if any NFL team will take a shot at signing him.