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Martavis Bryant blasts teammate, seemingly demands trade on Instagram

Vincent Frank
Martavis Bryant

His Pittsburgh Steelers are 5-2 on the season. They’re coming off an impressive 29-14 win over the division-rival Cincinnati Bengals. Things should be considered pretty good for receiver Martavis Bryant. That’s until we realize he caught just one pass for three yards and is obviously an unhappy camper about his role in Pittsburgh’s offense.

This came out in a big way in a since-deleted Instagram post in which Bryant put teammate JuJu Smith-Schuster on blast while seemingly doubling down on a previously reported trade demand.


We did the research, and that is Bryant’s official Instagram account. The check mark verifies this fact. Apparently, he’s unaware that nothing can be deleted forever on the Internet.

In any event, it will be interesting to see how Pittsburgh’s brass responds to this latest incident regarding Bryant. Remember, he was suspended the entire 2016 season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

Now, through the first seven games of the 2017 campaign, Bryant has caught a grand total of 18 passes for 234 yards. The trade deadline is on October 31st, at which point it would not be a surprise to see Bryant moved. He obviously wants out of dodge.