Tuesday came and went without NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reinstating currently suspended Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant and while that’s not overly surprising, it appears as though it’s only a matter of time before the former fourth-round draft pick will get the good news.
According to Chris Bradford of The Beaver County Times, a league source anonymously told the media outlet on Wednesday that Bryant’s reinstatement is “imminent.”
Goodell, by the way, has been busy this week taking part in the league’s annual meetings in Arizona.
Bryant, who sat out the entire 2016 season due to a suspension for multiple violations of the league’s substance abuse policy, posted Tuesday on his Instagram account that he’s “patiently waiting” and we can only assume that comment is related to his possible reinstatement. The Clemson product has reportedly spent most of his time away from the team training in Las Vegas, NV.
“He’s out of our plans until he’s back in, and that’s the approach that we’ve taken,” Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said of Bryant on Tuesday. “Obviously, we’re hopeful for him as an individual, personally, but professionally, that train keeps moving, and we’re on it”.
Bryant recently became a father again last week and it sounds like he’s more than ready to get back on the Steelers moving train and pick up where he left off in 2015.