Wide receiver Martavis Bryant’s discontent over his role in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense could start to dissipate on Sunday.
The Steelers are planning to utilize Bryant more. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, the team wants to make Bryant more of a focal point in the red zone.
Bryant is currently fifth on the team in red zone targets. His 17 total receptions are fourth on the Steelers.
The 6-foot-4 wideout is unhappy with his current role in Pittsburgh’s offense. His girlfriend even took to Twitter to voice his displeasure. There were reports that the receiver wanted a change in scenery.
Bryant has since tempered such rumors and said he wants to continue to improve as a member of the Steelers.
If the Steelers successfully get Bryant more involved this story should die down.
Bryant was suspended all of last season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. His year-long absence has naturally caused him to get off to a slow start and lose chemistry with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Bryant’s production should increase as the season continues on. He’s clearly Pittsburgh’s second best wide receiver. He just needs to have a little patience. His slow start was assumed due to his year hiatus.
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