Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant won’t play Monday night against the San Diego Chargers because of a knee injury that he suffered on Monday and one beat writer believes the former fourth-round draft pick might not play next Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.
During the Steelers pregame radio show on DVE, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said that it is in his belief that Bryant might not be ready to play Sunday because of the knee injury that he suffered during Monday’s practice.
Bryant, who sat out the first four weeks while serving a suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, has yet to be activated to the team’s 53 man roster. His roster exemption expires on Tuesday at 4 p.m. EST, however, so that move will need to be made by then.
According to the pregame broadcast, Bryant was on the field at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego catching passes from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who will sit out Monday night with a sprained MCL in his left knee.
Dulac is the only one suggesting that Bryant might not be ready to play next week. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin will likely be asked about Bryant’s status either after Monday night’s game or during his Tuesday afternoon press conference.