Suspended WR Martavis Bryant Filing For Reinstatement


Dan Graziano of ESPN reports that free agent WR Martavis Bryant is planning to apply for reinstatement in the coming weeks.

According to Graziano, Bryant has been making the case that the NFL’s drug program is not set up to offer players access to proper treatment for mental health issues.

Last we heard regarding Bryant, Tom Pelissero reported that he expects the NFLPA to lay the groundwork for starting the reinstatement process for Bryant at some point in May.

Pelissero added that Bryant could be back by training camp, depending on how things go.

Bryant, 27, is a former fourth-round pick of the Steelers back in 2014. The Steelers traded Bryant to the Raiders last year for a 2018 third round pick.

The Raiders released Bryant coming out of the preseason only to re-sign him a few weeks later. He played out the final year of his four-year, $2.7 million rookie contract and is currently an unrestricted free agent this offseason. 

Bryant has been suspended multiple time for substance abuse violations and is currently suspended indefinitely.

In 2018, Bryant appeared in eight games for the Raiders and caught 19 passes for 266 yards receiving to go along with 23 rushing yards.

We’ll have more regarding Bryant as the news is available. 

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