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Steelers fans now understand Martavis Bryant’s “conditional” reinstatement after Kevin Colbert’s statement

When the NFL reinstated Martavis Bryant this offseason, fans were wondering what his “conditional” reinstatement meant, and now we know.

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When Martavis Bryant was “conditionally” reinstated by the NFL this offseason, many fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers reached out to the site wondering what exactly that meant. Bryant himself told reporters of his weekly required check-ins in order for him to stay on the league office’s nice list.

What fans have now found out, is Bryant has yet to be fully reinstated by the NFL. This isn’t suggesting he didn’t meet all his requirements, but the NFL still has to give him the go-ahead to get back on the field.

Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert released the following statement, via the team’s official website, regarding Bryant’s return:

“Upon his conditional reinstatement in April, Martavis Bryant was made aware it was only the beginning of a process toward a return to being a full contributing member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. We have been informed by the NFL that Martavis is still in the process of being fully reinstated.

“Until that time, Martavis will be permitted to take part in off-the-field team activities at training camp, but he will not be permitted to practice or play in any games.”

How long will it take the NFL to fully reinstate Bryant? That is anyone’s guess. Until then, Bryant will be forced to workout on his own, and attend team meetings.