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Martavis Bryant Is Just Looking for an Opportunity: ‘I Got a Lot of Football Left’

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After a five-year hiatus from the NFL, former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant signed with the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad on Nov. 7 last year. Bryant was finally reinstatement for an indefinite suspension by commissioner Roger Goodell for violating the terms of his previously reinstatement.

Bryant was suspended multiple times throughout his career, including a full season suspension in 2016 for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

Bryant was released by Dallas on Jan. 4 without appearing in a game. The Cowboys later re-signed him to a contract for 2024, but after adding sixth-round pick Ryan Flournoy in the draft, they decided to cut Bryant loose.

Martavis Bryant, 32, is just looking for an opportunity. He believes he still has a lot left in the tank.

“I got a lot of football left, still love the game, never stopped loving the game… I put in a lot of work, and there’s still so much left I can do. I know I can contribute to some team, to someone that wants to give me the opportunity,” Bryant said in an interview recently with Charlotte Sports Live.

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During his five-year leave from the NFL, Bryant spent time with the Toronto Argonauts and Edmonton Elks of the Canadian Football League, at least two indoor football teams. He then played last spring with the Vegas Vipers of the XFL.

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 before the 2018 season, but he played in just eight games before the suspension.

They Steelers are in dire need of an outside receiver to pair with George Pickens, but at 32, it seems unlikely that Bryant will produce like he did in 2014-2015. Bryant has not appeared in an NFL game for six years, too. That’s an eternity. Maybe it would be worth a shot if the Steelers suffer injuries at the wide receiver position. But it seems very unlikely that Omar Khan would kick the tires on Bryant.