With it looking like the Pittsburgh Steelers will be without the services of linebacker Ryan Shazier and safety Shamarko Thomas Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant might very well get a helmet for the first time this season.
In reality, the Steelers will likely have to choose who gets a helmet between Bryant, Chris Hubbard and rookie nose tackle Daniel McCullers if indeed Shazier and Thomas are unable to play Sunday.
Should Bryant be the choice, he would likely have a small group of red zone plays put in for him as he wouldn’t likely see the field much outside of that.
Drafted in the fourth-round back in May, Bryant played 85 snaps during the preseason and caught six passes for 68 yards and touchdown.
The 6’04” Clemson product also drew several penalties during the preseason but a shoulder injury suffered early in the final exhibition game against the Carolina Panthers resulted in him being unable to practice fully for the first few weeks of the regular season.
Bryant had 61 receptions for 1,354 yards and 13 touchdowns along with 291 yards on 14 kickoff returns in 1,020 snaps over 37 games in his college career.