The Steelers received some devastating news in regards to one of their better offensive weapons on Saturday.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant is facing a season-long suspension from the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy, according to multiple reports.
This is the second such violation in as many years for Bryant, who was also suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season after failing multiple marijuana tests. During his suspension, he spent three weeks at a counseling facility in Houston.
Steelers president Art Rooney II told reporters in January that he hoped Bryant was ready to put his troubles behind him.
"Martavis is a player who has tremendous ability and potential, and we just have to continue to work with him to make sure he takes care of his business off the field and puts himself in a position to be as great a player that he can be," Rooney said, per the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. "We hope the experience he had earlier this season will have an impact on him."
If Bryant's suspension stands, Sammie Coates and Darrius Heyward-Beyfigure to take on bigger roles behind Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton. There's also tight end Ladarius Green, who signed with the Steelers on Wednesday.
A fourth-round pick in the 2014 draft, Bryant has caught 76 passes for 1,314 yards and 14 touchdowns in 21 career games.
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