Updating the story we wrote about earlier today. Martavis Bryant, in fact, is not participating in Phase Two of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offseason program. This from ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Fowler goes onto explain Bryant isn’t allowed to participate because he hasn’t decided on a treatment center in Pittsburgh.
“Bryant, who’s under conditional reinstatement by the NFL, has steps to take before rejoining teammates for practices, including securing a local counselor.”
The article says Bryant hopes to be back for minicamp or OTAs in late May. The NFL recently conditionally reinstated him and will give him official reinstatement before Week One of the regular season, provided he complies with everything the league is asking him to do and doesn’t get into any more trouble off the field.
This report refutes what Aditi Kinkhabwala tweeted this morning, saying Bryant was expected to return to the Steelers’ facility today. Her track record lately has been suspect to say the least.
Bryant has certainly been training harder than ever and hopefully can officially rejoin the team sometime later this month. The sooner, the better. And the Steelers’ WR competition should be a ton of fun to watch in camp with only two spots – not counting Bryant due to off the field concerns – completely locked up.