Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant has been permitted by the NFL to participate in all preseason activities, including practices and games, general manager Kevin Colbert revealed in a statement Wednesday.
Bryant has yet to be fully reinstated by the NFL after being suspended for the entire 2016 season due to a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy.
The statement reads as follows:
Martavis Bryant has been informed by the NFL that he is now permitted to participate in all preseason activities, including practices and games. He will continue to be evaluated as to his readiness to participate in regular-season activities under the terms of his conditional reinstatement.
Bryant was granted conditional reinstatement in April, which allowed him to access the team facility, attend meetings, and take part in conditioning drills.
The NFL is expected to review Bryant’s status once more ahead of the regular season, with the potential for him to be fully reinstated before Week 1.
Bryant is one of the NFL’s most explosive wide receivers and paired with superstar Antonio Brown, the 25-year-old is expected to be a pillar of the Steelers’ offense this fall.
During the 2015 season, Bryant recorded 50 receptions for 765 yards and six touchdowns in 11 games.
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