The Pittsburgh Steelers have traded WR Martavis Bryant to the Oakland Raiders for a third round pick, the team announced moments ago.
Bryant was entering the last year of his contract. Though Kevin Colbert said the team didn’t have plans to deal Bryant in February, clearly, they thought this offer was too good to pass up.
Bryant, drafted in the 4th round in 2014, was likely entering his final season as a Steeler, with a contract about to expire. With suspensions and other off the field issues, like his social media use that got him suspended for a game last year, the Steelers felt comfortable moving on. Now, they search to replace him with a vertical threat.
In his career, Bryant caught 126 passes for 1917 yards and 17 scores. Last year, he hauled in 50 for a little over 600 yards and finished 2017 on a high note.
UPDATE: Steelers will get the 79th pick, not 75th.
Correction: We will receive the 79th overall pick from the Raiders. https://t.co/KfjmJf5tXk
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