Don’t call the Pittsburgh Steelers to gauge their interesting in parting ways with Martavis Bryant.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was authoritative when speaking about the disgruntled wide receiver on Tuesday.
“We’ve invested a lot in Martavis since we drafted him. He’s not available via trade,” Tomlin told reporters, via Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network.
Bryant is growing increasingly unhappy with his role in Pittsburgh. The receiver told ESPN’s Josina Anderson that he wants out if things don’t get better. He then gave the Steelers a loose timeframe of the trade deadline.
However, it appears that the team won’t obliged.
Tomlin plans to speak with Bryant this week in an attempt to smooth things over.
“We’ve invested a lot. We’ve covered a lot of ground. It’s obvious that we still got more ground to cover with him,” Tomlin said.
Bryant wants to be involved more in the offense. His 1 catch for 3 yards in Week 7 only escalated the matter. He is currently fourth on the team with 18 receptions and is slowly watching rookie receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster’s role increase.
Both sides have fair points. The Steelers have two playmakers who are undisputedly better than Bryant in Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell. Although, in Bryant’s case, you can’t fault him for wanting the opportunity to showcase his skills.
Yet, there is a better way to handle this situation. Bryant should keep his frustrations in house and discuss his concerns with team officials as oppose to voicing his dissatisfaction to the media. The Steelers have stuck with Bryant through his off-field transgressions. He should take that under consideration during time at a crossroads.
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