The Pittsburgh Steelers will start Phase Two of their offseason training program on Monday and wide receiver Martavis Bryant is expected to be on hand for the sessions.
According to Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network, Bryant, who was conditionally reinstated by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell last week, is expected at the Steelers facilities today. Kinkhabwala adds that Bryant has been fully committed to his rehab and physical training, by all accounts, and that his teammates are telling her they’re embracing helping him stay “on right track.”
It’s now up to Bryant to stay on the straight and narrow moving forward and out of the news for anything that can be perceived as being negative, which is already something he failed to do over the weekend.
Following the Steelers Friday selection of former USC wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, Bryant had a very interesting post on Twitter.
Said Bryant: “lol that’s Sammie coates replacement not minds take it how you want to I am back.”
Fellow Steelers wide receiver Sammie Coates then responded by saying, “Hahahahahaha.”
Eventually Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin surfaced from his Twitter hiatus, “@-ing” both of the young wide receivers with this message: “Play nice boys.”
Bryant and Coates both eventually deleted their tweets.
Phase Two of the Steelers OTA sessions will be a three-week period and during that time, on-field workouts are permitted that may include individual player instruction and drills. No live contact, or team offense vs. team defense drills will be permitted during that span of three weeks.