The Raiders worry a suspension for brand new vast receiver Martavis Bryant, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Thursday evening.
The report acknowledged the scenario is believed to pertain to the league’s substance abuse coverage. Bryant, who the Raiders traded a third-round choose for in the course of the 2018 NFL Draft, missed the complete 2016 season with the Pittsburgh Steelers for violations of the coverage.
A possible suspension doesn’t essentially imply Bryant failed one other drug check, because the Review-Journal famous failure to attend a scheduled examination may be cause for self-discipline, too.
Bryant expressed gratitude for a second probability upon arriving in Alameda, and he got here off as genuinely grateful the Raiders took an opportunity on him after a tumultuous final a number of years in Pittsburgh. Last season, Bryant requested the Steelers commerce him since he wasn’t getting the ball sufficient in an offense that additionally featured vast receiver Antonio Brown and working again Le’Veon Bell.
“It’s a blessing and an honor. It simply exhibits that they saved religion in me and so they received religion in me and likewise that I imagine in myself,” Bryant stated when he was launched at Raiders HQ on April 27. “Things aren’t going to be straightforward, issues are all the time not straightforward however you’ve received to simply preserve combating and preserve working and I’m going to be alright. I’m going to deal with my enterprise, come to work right here and put together and exit and deal with my enterprise as a person.”
The Raiders are intrigued by Bryant as a potent weapon for Derek Carr who can blow by defensive backs and climb the ladder to win one-on-ones. Bryant stands 6 toes, four inches and weighs 211 kilos. He’s tallied 126 catches for 1,917 yards and 17 touchdowns in his three NFL seasons because the Steelers took him within the fourth spherical of the 2014 draft.
Bryant is scheduled to play 2018 underneath the ultimate yr on his rookie contract.