To say the rumors of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant wanting to be traded caught on like wildfire might be an understatement. As drama continues to follow the Steelers like a shadow, the team, and Bryant, are in full damage control with the situation.
Bryant spoke with media briefly on Monday during the open locker room session, and denied every requesting a trade.
Martavis Bryant on if he requested a trade. "No, I'm good man."— Will Graves (@WillGravesAP) October 16, 2017
Bryant: "I ain't complaining. I know my potential. I know what I can do. So ... whatever I get, I've got to make the best of it." #Steelers— Will Graves (@WillGravesAP) October 16, 2017
While denying the fact he wanted a trade might be 100-percent truth from the former Clemson product, the fact he could very well be unhappy with how the Steelers are using him could be more accurate.
Bryant has been seeing less and less repetitions in the offense, while rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster’s reps continue to rise by the week. Throw in how he and Ben Roethlisberger have yet to connect on their patented deep passes, and frustration is mounting.
In the meantime, expect Mike Tomlin, and every other member of the organization, to be asked about this throughout the week leading up to the Bengals game in Week 7.