After sitting out the entire 2016 season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, Martavis Bryant is trying to prove he can regain the form that made him one of the league’s best young wideouts.
And it appears the Pittsburgh Steelers receiver has impressed his quarterback with his play during the offseason program.
“Good – learning some of the stuff we put in last year he didn’t know about, remembering things that we had in before,” Ben Roethlisberger said of Bryant on Sunday, according to Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “He looks like a stud, as usual, so we’re excited for him to be on the field this year and help us out.”
Bryant averaged an otherworldly 21.1 yards per catch average in 2014 and followed it up with an impressive 50-catch, 765-yard campaign in 2015.
While the Steelers finished 7th in total offense last season, they still missed Bryant’s big-play talent and ability to draw attention away from No. 1 wideout Antonio Brown.
“Well, I think it’s just proving to us he can be out there all season,” Roethlisberger said. “We need him all year, so I think that’ll be big for us.”
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