Report: Martavis Bryant could be reinstated ‘in the next day or so’

Martavis Bryant

The Pittsburgh Steelers have recently expressed optimism that receiver Martavis Bryant will be reinstated quickly. That belief is shared by others.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network stated on Wednesday that Bryant is just waiting on a few other people to finish doing what they need to do.

“The original reason we thought he was out was because he needed to set up counseling. I’m told that has been set up,” Rapoport noted. “When you talk to people close to him, they say he has nothing more to do, he’s just waiting for the doctors and the counselors, people who saw him, to hand in their letters, get the paperwork cleared with the NFL, have the league process that, and then make him officially conditionally reinstated.”

Rapoport added that his reinstatement could come “in the next day or so.”

The sooner Bryant is reinstated, the better it will be for him and the Steelers. In 21 games over the 2014 and 2015 seasons, Bryant caught 76 passes for 1,314 yards, and 14 touchdowns. He was suspended for all of 2016 following a substance abuse policy violation.