Former Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant will continue his professional football career with the Indoor Football League’s Massachusetts Pirates, reports Ben Volin of the Boston Globe.
Former NFL receiver Martavis Bryant, who last played in 2018 for the Raiders, signed with the Massachusetts Pirates of the Indoor Football League pic.twitter.com/BT9uZMjBcm
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) April 1, 2021
Bryant, who last played in the NFL in 2018 with the Raiders, was initially set to play for the Toronto Argonauts after signing with the team in late January, but the CFL made the decision to cancel the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
While Bryant is currently suspended indefinitely from the NFL, nothing prevents him from continuing his career in other leagues. His NFL exit stemmed from facing multiple violations of the league’s drug policy.
Selected in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, Bryant spent the first three seasons of his career in Pittsburgh, catching 126 passes for 1,917 yards and 17 touchdowns. The Steelers traded Bryant to the Oakland Raiders prior to the 2018 season, but played in just eight games before the suspension