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Martavis Bryant Conditionally Resinstated By NFL
Martavis Bryant has been reinstated by the NFL on a conditional basis. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert announced the news in a statement released by the team.

Bryant was suspended last March after failing multiple drug tests, derailing the career of one of the league’s top young wideouts.

According to Colbert, "Bryant has followed the protocol and has been conditionally reinstated by the National Football League. We appreciate that he has taken the necessary steps in an effort to get his personal life in order. We also understand this is just the beginning as he works to return to the team and meet all of the conditions of his reinstatement.

"We look forward to working with Martavis to ensure that he is mentally and physically prepared to contribute to our efforts on the field, while also maintaining the proper balance to keep his life in order off the field."

In reporting on a meeting between Bryant and the NFL Management Council held earlier this month, Alex Marvez of The Sporting News reported the list of conditions for being cleared to play included the wideout being instructed to assemble a plan detailing safeguards that would help him prevent a relapse upon returning to Pittsburgh.

According to, Bryant can participate in team meetings and offseason workouts effective immediately. He will be allowed to participate in training camp practices and preseason games provided that he demonstrates before camp that he has made the necessary arrangements to continue drug treatment in Pittsburgh.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport stressed that Bryant cannot attend practices or play in preseason games until he's met those requirements.

Before the regular season the NFL will review his progress, and if he has complied with drug treatment he will be fully reinstated for Week 1.

Bryant, 25, averaged 17.3 yards on 76 catches during his first two seasons and scored an impressive 14 touchdown in just 21 regular-season games.

In addition, as ESPN's Mike Clay recently pointed out, Bryant has been on the field for at least 70 percent of the team's pass plays during 12 of his 24 career games (including three post-season appearances). During those 12 game, Bryant handled 9.5 targets per game.

And now, Bryant is in line to build on those numbers playing in a prolific offense alongside Antonio Bryant and Le'Veon Bell with the experienced and capable Ben Roethlisberger as their trigger man. It's an appealing situation. So while the "knucklehead factor" still seems high for Bryant, fantasy owners aren't going to shy away from taking a chance on him this summer.