NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Martavis Bryant isn’t eligible to practice and play in the preseason because he hasn’t done everything the league requires of him, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Bryant was conditionally reinstated from a year-long suspension for drug violations earlier this year, but finds himself in an unusual limbo where he is not yet allowed to practice or play with the Steelers and it’s not entirely clear why.
“He would be permitted to participate in all preseason activities, including practices and games, once he satisfies requirements,” McCarthy said in an email.
McCarthy didn’t specify what those requirements are, but some have speculated it has to with setting up arrangements for “clinical resources” in Pittsburgh.
Until fully cleared to return, Bryant can only work on the side at Steelers camp.
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