The Oakland Raiders re-signed receiver Martavis Bryant on Tuesday just 10 days after releasing him.
At the time of Bryant’s release, reports were circulating that he was potentially facing his third suspension in four seasons. Multiple reports claim Bryant again violated the NFL’s substance abuse policy during the offseason.
Regardless, the Raiders brought him back — ESPN reports he received a one-year deal — and Bryant is appreciative that they did.
“I am just thankful and happy and excited for this weekend and the opportunity to take care of my family — it will not be taken for granted,” Bryant told ESPN.
The 26-year-old Clemson product was suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season and the entire 2016 season because of positive drug tests while he was with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Bryant caught 50 passes for 603 yards and three touchdowns for the Steelers last season. The Raiders acquired him for a third-round draft pick in the offseason.
Bryant has 126 catches for 1,917 yards and 17 touchdowns in 36 games (16 starts). He has averaged 15.2 yards per reception in his career.
–Field Level Media