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Martavis Bryant has an AC sprain in shoulder

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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger thinks wide receiver Martavis Bryant can have a bright future as part of the team’s offense, but the team may have to decide how much he’ll be able to do in the present before setting their 53-man roster this weekend.

The fourth-round pick isn’t going to be cut, but he could be headed to injured reserve with the designation to return after suffering a shoulder injury in Thursday night’s preseason finale against the Panthers. Bryant was hurt after making a catch on a pass from Landry Jones and did not return to the game.

After the contest, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said that Bryant had suffered an AC sprain in his right shoulder. Tomlin added that the significance of the injury was unknown, but it might be tough to keep him on the active roster if it is a multi-week injury to a player who wasn’t expected to play an outsize role on the offense in the immediate future.

Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton and Lance Moore have roster spots locked down, leaving Justin Brown, Darrius Heyward-Bey and Derek Moye to join Bryant as aspirants for spots lower on the depth chart.

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18 Responses to “Martavis Bryant has an AC sprain in shoulder”
  1. sb44champs says: Aug 29, 2014 8:33 AM

    Lol at the caliber of that list of Wideouts

  2. steelcurtainn says: Aug 29, 2014 9:17 AM

    Lol at the caliber of that list of Wideouts.

    People were laughing at the wideouts in 2005/06 while the steelers were laughing with another superbowl title.

  3. krombomb says: Aug 29, 2014 9:20 AM

    Antonio Brown > Anyone to have ever played WR on the Aints

  4. killerstiller says: Aug 29, 2014 9:50 AM

    At least, Limas Sweed, I mean Martavis Bryant finally caught something this preseason….even if it was only a bad break!

  5. steel420 says: Aug 29, 2014 10:04 AM

    Trust me it won’t be tough to keep him on the roster. It’s going to be a lot tougher to find 53 guys that deserve to actually be on the roster. Not a lot of depth on this team this year.

  6. kingdooley says: Aug 29, 2014 10:20 AM

    Steelers might win 6 games

  7. bigbadshane says: Aug 29, 2014 11:24 AM

    They might win 13 games too.

  8. bobzilla1001 says: Aug 29, 2014 1:33 PM

    Might win 13 games?
    Why stop at 13?
    If you’re going to dream, dream big.
    Watch out, 2007 Patriots.

  9. bigbadshane says: Aug 29, 2014 3:24 PM

    Nothing to say we can’t win #7! Go Steelers!

  10. jaypell says: Aug 29, 2014 3:26 PM

    Welcome to the player haters ball

  11. steelers84 says: Aug 29, 2014 3:53 PM

    We Have To Get It Together Plain And Simple…This years Preseason Play Gave Nothing To The Fans To Look Forward To…IT Does Not Look Good For The Best TeamHistorically In TheNFL..

  12. millikensteeler says: Aug 29, 2014 4:26 PM

    bobzilla1001

    Whens the last time the Patriots won a Superbowl? That’s what I thought.

  13. handsofsteelhartofstone says: Aug 29, 2014 4:33 PM

    Pittsburgh will be just fine. We’re winning at least 10 games this season. Bank on it! !

  14. stoogy says: Aug 29, 2014 6:55 PM

    The patriots have won 3 since the turn of the century. The stealers were awarded 2. If only the pats could have played against the Seahawks (with Bill Leavy as their 12th man) and the 9-7 cardinals who had the 29th ranked D that year. We would be talking 5 rings instead of 3. I would have like to have seen the stealers take on the g-men like the pats did. It would have been the same result as when they played GB, a loss.

  15. 1mommicked1 says: Aug 29, 2014 9:51 PM

    steelers need to learn how to get rid of injured players

  16. steelcurtainn says: Aug 29, 2014 11:29 PM

    Anyway you spin it, the steelers didn’t need spygate to win 2 superbowls. The Patriots did and haven’t won a superbowl in more then 10 years.

    People could about Bill Leavys decisions to make calls all day but it wasn’t Leavy who gave up a 75 yard run td to willie parker, a td pass to hines ward and one of the most clutch catches in superbowl history to Santonio Holmes. Leavys indecisions had nothing to do with that and an eleven point steelers win. Good day!

  17. troy43mvp says: Aug 30, 2014 1:26 AM

    Ya like the expansion Carolina Panthers were a tough team and the lame tuck rule which was clearly a fumble didn’t assist the Pats to a Superbowl or two. The nice thing about Superbowl is that once they are won they are sealed in the history books. Six times for the Steelers. NICE!

  18. bigbadshane says: Aug 30, 2014 9:03 AM

    The patriots have won 3 since the turn of the century. The stealers were awarded 2. If only the pats could have played against the Seahawks (with Bill Leavy as their 12th man) and the 9-7 cardinals who had the 29th ranked D that year. We would be talking 5 rings instead of 3. I would have like to have seen the stealers take on the g-men like the pats did. It would have been the same result as when they played GB, a loss.

    We won against the Seahawks because Ward and Parker came up with big plays when it mattered. The Seahawks couldn’t come up with anything when it mattered.

    The Steelers didn’t choose to play the Cardinals. We can only beat the opposition we have to play. The Cardinals were NFC champs and earned the right to be in the Super Bowl. Let’s take nothing away from them!

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