Steelers WR Martavis Bryant cleared to begin practicing


When Bryant arrived at Saint Vincent College for Pittsburgh's training camp last month, he was informed by the league that he could not practice or play until some conditions of his reinstatement were met.

Martavis Bryant has reached the next stage in his bid to return to National Football League game action.

LATROBE, Pa. - The NFL has cleared wide receiver Martavis Bryant to participate in preseason practices and games, according to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Coach Mike Tomlin repeatedly has said he had no update on Bryant's status. It's also one that has to have both Bryant and the team pretty frustrated at this point.

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Official word could come down in the "next couple of days", Rapoport said.

Fantasy Impact This is outstanding news for the Steelers and, more so, Bryant.

Bryant will continue to be evaluated on how ready he is to participate in regular-season activities. For now, though, it's just a waiting game for both Bryant and the Steelers as the team prepares for the 2017 season and what they hope will be a Super Bowl push this year.

Bryant averaged 37 catches, 660 yards and seven touchdowns in his first two professional seasons.