Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant has requested a trade from the team, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Sources: #Steelers playmaking WR Martavis Bryant recently requested a trade. His teammates and coaches are well aware that he’s unhappy.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 16, 2017
In his first year back from a suspension, Martavis Bryant was integrated slowly into the offense. 2 catches today. Ready for a new start.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 16, 2017
Bryant was suspended for the entire 2016 season after repeatedly violating the league's substance abuse policy, during which the team supported him. However, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger criticized Bryant during the suspension, saying he needed to "toughen up" and "grow up."
Since being conditionally reinstated in the preseason, Bryant has kept himself out of the headlines.
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Bryant is currently Pittsburgh's second-leading receiver in terms of yards but is only fourth in receptions. Rookie second-round pick JuJu Smith-Schuster has seen his role in the offense increase, which has limited Bryant's targets.
The 6-foot-4, 211-pounder has 15 catches for 204 yards and a touchdown this season.Back to the Pittsburgh Steelers Newsfeed