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For a number of temporary moments forward of Friday night time’s follow, it appeared as if Martavis Bryant was set to make his lengthy-awaited coaching camp debut.
However the prolonged delay within the vast receiver’s reinstatement from suspension will evidently roll on.
As Pittsburgh Steelers gamers filed into the apply facility, a number of stories indicated Bryant was amongst these carrying pads and maybe able to follow. That is when common supervisor Kevin Colbert needed to step in and apparently let the large receiver know that he nonetheless is not permitted to participate.
The under video seems to point out the change that preceded Bryant’s pads being taken away.
Bryant was initially reinstated from his yr-lengthy suspension on a conditional foundation in April. The NFL outlined that he might participate in preseason staff actions so long as he confirmed preparations for “medical assets” in Pittsburgh.
Whereas it is unclear whether or not that issue is the first cause for the holdup, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy informed Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Submit-Gazette earlier Friday that Bryant nonetheless had necessities to fulfill earlier than being cleared to follow.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger expressed his frustrations with the state of affairs earlier this week.
“I hope (he is reinstated at the moment). Goodness. He is finished all the things the league has requested,” Roethlisberger stated, in line with Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. “I am not likely positive why they maintain holding him out from being on the market with the blokes. To me that is one of the best is for him to be on the market together with his brothers. I am unsure what the holdup is however I do know he is doing every part he can to be on the market. … Goodness, you’d assume he is paid his dues.”
Bryant, a former fourth-spherical decide, confirmed flashes of uncommon and explosive playmaking potential over elements of two seasons earlier than his newest substance abuse violation led him to overlook all the 2016 marketing campaign.