The Oakland Raiders announced Wednesday that they’ve officially re-signed WR Martavis Bryant to a one-year deal and signed LS Trent Sieg.
Tom Pelissero reports that the Raiders and Martavis Bryant are closing in on a one-year deal and the expectation is that Bryant will suit up for their Week 2 matchup against he Broncos.
As of now, there are no new developments regarding a suspension involving Bryant, so he is eligible to play.
Last we heard regarding Bryant, Adam Schefter reported that he is facing a year-long suspension for his latest violation of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.
According to Schefter, the NFL is currently reviewing the matter and could issue a ruling as soon as this week.
Schefter says that it’s possible that a third suspension in four years for Bryant could end his NFL career and it would be a challenge for Bryant to return from another suspension.
Bryant, 26, was selected by the Steelers in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL draft. He’s entering the final year of his four-year, $2.7 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $705,000 for the 2018 season.
Bryant was suspended for the entire 2016 season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy and returned to the team coming out of the preseason last year.
The Steelers traded Bryant to the Raiders in return for the No. 79 overall pick of the third round this offseason. However, the Raiders released him coming out of the preseason.
In 2017, Bryant appeared in 15 games for the Steelers and caught 50 passes for 603 yards receiving and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 22 yards and totaled 151 kick return yards. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 47 receiver out of 116 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 50 Available 2018 NFL Free Agents list.