As was expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers' second year wide out Martavis Bryant will not be in the lineup when the team plays the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football. Per the report Saturday, Bryant tweaked his knee early this week as he returned to the team from a 4-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
Steelers will not add Martavis Bryant on roster until Tuesday. Will not play vs. Chargers— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) October 11, 2015
For those wondering when Bryant will be officially added to the team's 53-man roster, it won't be until Tuesday since he will not be dressing for the game Monday night. When he is added to the roster, the team will have to make a roster move by releasing a player to make room for him on the team.
A similar situation happened when Le'Veon Bell returned from his two-game suspension. The Steelers released Tyler Murphy, and added him back to their practice squad when he cleared waivers the following day.
The Steelers will now look to the same wide receiving corps which has kept them afloat for 4 weeks to continue to do so in prime time. Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton, Darrius Heyward-Bey and rookie Sammie Coates will be the wide receivers when the Steelers play the Chargers at 8:30 p.m. EDT on Monday night. With the Steelers likely adding Bryant to their roster for Week 6, expect the team to have an update on his status next week leading up to the game at Heinz Field against the Arizona Cardinals.