Steelers trade Martavis Bryant to Raiders for third-round pick

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After a year of speculation that Martavis Bryant could be traded, he finally has been.

The Steelers have traded Bryant to the Raiders in exchange for a third-round draft pick, No. 79 overall, which the Raiders previously acquired in a trade with the Cardinals.

Bryant is an incredibly talented big-play receivers who’s one of the most dangerous downfield threats in the league when he’s all-in. But Bryant has a history of failing drug tests and angering his coaches with subpar effort, and it remains to be seen whether the Raiders can get the most out of him.

But new Raiders coach Jon Gruden will try, and if it works, Bryant is going to be a significant player in the Raiders’ offense.

This is an Al Davis type of move for the Raiders, acquiring a player with speed and a checkered history off the field. The Steelers are glad to be rid of Bryant, and the Raiders will be glad to have him.

40 responses to “Steelers trade Martavis Bryant to Raiders for third-round pick

  1. The Steelers are probably laughing right now. They got a 3rd for a guy they couldn’t wait to get rid of. He whined about getting more targets even though he was 3rd behind Brown and Bell. I can’t wait to see what he does in Oakland. Good luck with him Chucky.

  2. Good Reggie and Gruden need to atone for getting fleeced by the Cardinals and leaving all those blue chip defenders on the board to move back and take a late 1st round talent at 15

  3. Hahaha pilfer from weak! Good luck gettin Bryant to show up, work hard, concentrate, study playbook…. oh yeah BTW next time he gets busted smoking weed it’s a 1-year (oh wait that already happened) LIFETIME SUSPENSION

    pathetic raiders this ranks amongst the all time worst of Robert Gallery, Hayward-Bay, and Jamarcus SIZZER Russel hahahahahahah

  4. Ugh. Happy on the return given that Bryant was walking after this year, but Steelers were already weak at WR depth before moving Bryant. If AB and/or JJSS get hurt, the WR corps is shot. This now obligates the Steelers to draft at WR relatively high, and they have other needs and prefer to draft BPA.

    Best of luck to Bryant. Ups and downs, but tons of upside.

  5. In many ways Bryant is a troubled version Cordarrelle Patterson. Not sure why they let Patterson go (the Patriots wondered why too). When I think of the Steelers, I think of Antonio Brown and others. Bryant needs to come in with his head up and get with Carr and the other receivers and commit to excellence. The fact the Raiders traded for him, he’s no longer a 4th round pick, he’s a 3rd rounder. Play like it.

  6. Would feel better if it was a fourth or 5th but Gruden knows you need at least 2 good ride receivers in this league. Hopefully we have 3 but if Bryant or Nelson pan out I like our offense. Defense may end up being piecemeal but it’s hard to afford both with the salary cap

  7. solid trade for both teams. Pit and bryant were ready to part ways, a 3rd seems kind of steep but if bryant can keep his head strait then he is well worth a 3rd.

  8. Leaving 3 or 4 defensive standouts on the board at #10, getting a paltry return for their own pick, choosing the 30th best player on the board at #15 is NOTHING!

    The Oakland Raisins are gonna’ use their 2nd round pick on a punter.

  9. Good Reggie and Gruden need to atone for getting fleeced by the Cardinals and leaving all those blue chip defenders on the board to move back and take a late 1st round talent at 15.

    _____________________

    They wanted McGlinchey, but SF took him the spot before their #10 pick.

    McGlinchey

    Or

    Miller
    Bryant for a year
    5th round pick

    Which one do you like better?

    Check Chuckles’ drafts in TB. He sucked.

  10. MARTAVIAS BRYANT CAREER STATS

    Regular season
    36 gms 17 TD’s (only 16 starts)

    Playoffs
    4 gms. 3 TD’s

    Career Totals
    40 gms 20 TD’s is solid.

    (I’m sure Rothlisberger is thrilled to lose this WR!)

    At 6’4 200 lbs built like Moss.

    Watch Bryant’s highlights on YouTube.

    Good Trade.

  11. You had Hsloti Ngata RIGHT THERE. You trade back to 15 and draft someone you could’ve drafted at 24.
    As soon as SF won that coin toss I had a feeling it was a monkey wrench.
    Besides Jonathan Ogden, name one single 6’9″ OT who could be effective?
    Ttemaine Edmonds was RIGHT THERE too!

  12. Raiders definitely smoked the sleepin Steelers on this one. Now that Bryant has finally got his act together, the dumb Steelers go and trade him for a third round pick which they’ll likely blow on another bust. The one and done Steelers never seem to run out of stupid moves.

  13. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says:
    Raiders definitely smoked the sleepin Steelers on this one. Now that Bryant has finally got his act together

    Any non-Pats fanboy knows that Bryant has been exceeded on the depth chart by a 19 yr old (Schuster) & we wouldn’t sign w/ Steelers anyway. If BB traded MB for 3rd rd pick, Pats fanboys would be crowing how much MB was a weed-toting distraction.

  14. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says:
    the dumb Steelers go and trade him for a third round pick which they’ll likely blow on another bust

    Oh really? You mean busts like non 1st rd WR picks A.Brown or Mike Wallace or Emmanuel Sanders or JJ S-Schuster or Bryant, himself… shall I keep going??

  15. Great deal for the Raiders who need speed and height for not just the red zone but if safety misses tackling him then hes gone 75 yard touchdown …bubble screens or reverses we will find ways to give him touches cause he is a game breaker ..giving up a 3rd round I have to say Raiders got the best of this deal…the first 2 rounds are most of your blue chippers by the time 3rd round comes around its a roll of the dice really…even if Steelers 3rd round pick is all pro but what are the odds of that ..Raiders will take a player with that talent anytime for 3rd rounder

  16. Good dealer for Steelers. Bryant’s a headcase who is one infraction from being out of the league.

    Gruden swinging for the fences but they probably would’ve been better off keeping Crabtree. Martavis is too up and down to rely on.

  17. Not exactly the best environment for the guy.
    Doubt if he makes it through the year without getting busted again.
    Good trade Steelers

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