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Steelers WR Martavis Bryant facing 4-game suspension for violating NFL's substance abuse policy

The Pittsburgh Steelers offense might have been dealt a big blow as news surfaces second year wide receiver Martavis Bryant is facing a 4-game suspension due to violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers will already be without Le'Veon Bell for the first two games of the 2015 regular season, and now the team might be dealt an even bigger blow as second year wide receiver Martavis Bryant is facing a 4-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Although Bryant plans on appealing the suspension, the fact he is facing a suspension typically means he was in the league's substance abuse program prior to being suspended for any violation of the policy.

The loss of Bryant for any amount of time will certainly hurt an offense which is stacked with offensive talent, but also missing some key players to start the season. Without Bell, Bryant and Maurkice Pouncey the Steelers offense will certainly have a different look to it when the regular season starts on September 10th.

Bryant spoke with media this morning, and is practicing today. No word from the Steelers or head coach Mike Tomlin as to their plans for Bryant's playing time throughout the rest of the preseason. The Steelers play the Buffalo Bills this Saturday at 4:00 p.m. EST.