Antonio Brown isn’t the only Pittsburgh Steelers’ wide receiver who has gained some weight this offseason.
Second-year wide receiver Martavis Bryant has reportedly gained ten pounds, tipping the scales at 225, according to an article by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ray Fittipaldo.
“I wanted to make sure I got better. I didn’t want to slack off or become complacent. I had some things I wanted to get done in the offseason, so I went to work,” he told Fittipaldo.
The Clemson alum weighed in at 211 pounds at the 2014 NFL Combine.
Bryant said he trained at Jay Glazer’s Unbreakable Performance Center up to three times per day while being pushed by the likes of New York Giants’ wideout Odell Beckham Jr. Bryant posted a photo of the two back in April.
It’s natural for a young receiver to add weight as he fully dedicates himself to the game and reaps the benefits of an NFL weight room and training program. It’ll make Bryant a more physical presence and help his body withstand the rigors of a 16 game season. Remember, he didn’t see the field until Week Seven in 2014, so handling an entire season will be one of the underrated challenges he’ll face this year.