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Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant will be inactive against Lions

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant will be inactive against Lions”

The Steelers have benched Martavis Bryant for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions over his use of social media, the receiver said.

On Sunday night, Bryant - after clarifying remarks made to a fan on Instagram about rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster - said, "I just want mines, period, point-blank". If Steelers coach Mike Tomlin ignored all the issues Bryant has caused the past couple weeks, he'd risk losing the locker room.

Maybe Tomlin is going to put Bryant through that gauntlet in order to change his perspective.

Bryant told ESPN's Josina Anderson that he has "got to move on" at the?Oct. 31 trade deadline if the Steelers don't want him to contribute to the offense.

Bryant hasn't been afraid to complain about his role in the Steelers offense, expressing frustration on social media and to the national media, while also missing mandatory meetings on Monday. While JuJu Smith-Schuster's entrance into the concussion protocol might seem to make way for Bryant to handle an expanded role, Justin Hunter instead picked up the first-team reps at Wednesday's practice. Roethlisberger, by the way, hasn't been very successful with his deep passes to any of his wide receivers so far this season (21 of 64). The next week, Bryant had a good week of practice but saw two targets for one catch and 3 yards in a 29-14 win over Cincinnati.

Bryant spoke with Tomlin on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, Bryant told Fowler: "I'm not going to hide how I feel".

If Martavis Bryant thought he was being underutilized before, he isn't going to enjoy Sunday. "All they need to do is give me what I want and y'all can have JuJu and whoever else".

Tomlin has said he's not available to any other team and that he works closely with general manager Kevin Colbert on in-season personnel decisions.



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