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Michael Gehlken‏Verified account @GehlkenNFL Jul 27

Raiders official: WR Martavis Bryant has “been compliant since he’s gotten here. That’s all we can ask for.“

Concern in spring stemmed from before arrival. Club been told nothing from league. Bryant passed camp physical. Team plans to have him in 2018 unless told otherwise.

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38 minutes ago, squistion said:

Michael Gehlken‏Verified account @GehlkenNFL Jul 27

Raiders official: WR Martavis Bryant has “been compliant since he’s gotten here. That’s all we can ask for.“

Concern in spring stemmed from before arrival. Club been told nothing from league. Bryant passed camp physical. Team plans to have him in 2018 unless told otherwise.

By the way, this tweet is from the reporter that reported the Bryant rumor in the first place. Which was reported by no one else since.  

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According to Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area, Martavis Bryant has been "locked to the second unit" throughout training camp.

He's drawn criticism early on in camp while reportedly struggling with Jon Gruden's playbook. However, Bryant made the most of his 11-on-11 work during Wednesday's practice, impressing with a pair of long touchdowns and a big gain off a tipped pass. "Martavis is not a good talent, he’s a great talent," said Gruden, who had previously been critical of Bryant's performance. "Today showed I think what he’s capable of doing. We have big plans for him." A distant third to Amari Cooper and Jordy Nelson on the team's receiving depth chart, Bryant is little more than a late-round flyer in fantasy.

Source: NBC Sports Bay Area 

Aug 10 - 1:33 PM

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On ‎6‎/‎15‎/‎2018 at 3:12 AM, Boone22 said:

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the Raiders fear imminent league discipline for Martavis Bryant.

Per the Review-Journal's Michael Gehlken, Bryant's imminent discipline is believed to pertain to the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Bryant, of course, missed all of 2016 due to substance-abuse-policy violations. Gehlken confirms any further substance-abuse infraction could cost Bryant another year, or longer. With ex-broadcaster Jon Gruden replacing Reggie McKenzie at the Raiders' personnel controls, Oakland dealt the No. 79 overall pick for Bryant in late April.

Hmmm...this was dismissed as an unsubstantiated rumor by Gehlken at the time, but maybe he knew something after all...

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On 9/6/2018 at 4:59 AM, DirtyCashDylan said:

Is this guy done or could he come back? Hate to cut him and watch him blow up for someone else.

I don't think anyone has come back from a second indefinite suspension. Your best case is that he comes back next year but chances are he doesn't play in the NFL again. It is not impossible but the odds are very much against his return. Cut him. 

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On 9/7/2018 at 10:16 AM, steelers1080 said:

I mean, technically we haven't seen a suspension yet. If the NFL comes out and says no suspension, and then Bryant signs with the Pats, it could be ridiculous. I mean, the odds are very slim, but until his suspension is official I'm not cutting him. 

I mean, technically I could win the lotto tomorrow. I buy tickets once in a while, and then if my numbers come in, it could be ridiculous. I mean, the odds are very slim, but I guess I can go ahead and buy that McLaren 720S I have been checking out online. 

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Rotoworld:

Martavis Bryant - WR -  Raiders

Raiders re-signed Martavis Bryant to a one-year contract.

Tom Pelissero was first to report the Raiders closing in on a new deal for Bryant. It's an unexpected chain of events as Bryant is still facing a possible year-long suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Derek Carr did complete only five passes to receivers (out of 42 drop backs) in the Raiders' Week 1 loss to the Rams, so it's possible coach Jon Gruden wanted to add speed to the field by any means necessary. Bryant, who was cut by the Raiders only 10 days go, is expected to suit up and play Sunday.

Source: Dan Graziano on Twitter 

Sep 11 - 6:34 PM

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8 minutes ago, Steelers4Life said:

Or maybe they have reason to believe he's not ultimately going to be suspended and the non-guaranteed contract is worth the risk that he is.

A lot of the early talk about his recent "incident" was that he didn't fail a test or anything bad, that it may have been more of a clerical error.  But who freaking knows now?  Not that we knew before.  Sure is weird, would seem like a suspension would have been handed down by now.

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After how bleh the Oakland WRs looked Monday and Gruden putting Amari Cooper on blast today... if he isn't disciplined Brynt could belooking at a decent role.

 

EDIT: Actually he's expected to play Sunday.

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9 minutes ago, The Frankman said:

After how bleh the Oakland WRs looked Monday and Gruden putting Amari Cooper on blast today... if he isn't disciplined Brynt could belooking at a decent role.

 

EDIT: Actually he's expected to play Sunday.

Bryant should be the WR1 for the Raiders.   He doesn't have much competition.   Of course, there is the Carr problem in Oakland.  

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