Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert released a statement Thursday clarifying that wideout Martavis Bryant is still in the process of being fully reinstated from a suspension by the NFL.

Upon his conditional reinstatement in April, Martavis Bryant was made aware it was only the beginning of a process toward a return to being a full contributing member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. We have been informed by the NFL that Martavis is still in the process of being fully reinstated.

Until that time, Martavis will be permitted to take part in off-the-field team activities at training camp, but he will not be permitted to practice or play in any games.

The news comes as a surprise, as it was believed Bryant’s conditional reinstatement would allow him to practice with the team.

The lanky field-stretcher served a yearlong ban for multiple violations of the league’s substance abuse policy.

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