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NFL Notes: Martavis Bryant, Bengals, Browns, Cowboys, & Saints

Martavis Bryant

Steelers suspended WR Martavis Bryant issued a statement on Monday apologizing to the team and saying that he’s committed to fixing things to return to the NFL.

“I sincerely apologize to the Rooney family, the great Pittsburgh Steelers organization, coach Mike Tomlin, general manager Kevin Colbert, my teammates and all of the outstanding Steelers fans and, of course, my mother and children for what happened,” Bryant said, via Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post. “I regret that my actions led to this punishment from the NFL and that I won’t be able to play football this year. I’m committed to making this right and realizing my full potential, on and off the field. I will spend this year devoting myself to improvement mentally, physically and spiritually to become the best Martavis Bryant I can be.

“I look forward to resuming my NFL career next year, and I promise to come back strong. Playing in the NFL is a privilege that I respect and my future actions will reflect just how seriously I take this game and the honor that it is to be a part of this league. Please respect my privacy and my family’s privacy during this difficult time. I will have no further comment at this time.

Bengals

Browns

Browns VP of football operations Mitchell Schwartz denied that they pulled an offer to RT Mitchell Schwartz during free agency, and instead indicated that it was largely agent driven.

No offer pulled,” Brown said Monday at the NFL owners meetings, via Akron Beacon Journal. “…I think enough has been said about it. I think a lot of players left their teams. I’ve seen a lot of their agents mouth off in the media, and I’ll just leave it at that.”

C0wboys

Drew Rosenhaus, the agent for DE Greg Hardy, said that while he’s approached the Cowboys about his client returning to Dallas, he wasn’t going to “divulge their business.”

“I have approached the team about Greg after the season but I’m not going to divulge their business,” Rosenhaus said Monday, via the Dallas Morning News. “Jerry (Jones) said there hasn’t been discussion, so I’m not really saying anything about it.”

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