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Steelers' Martavis Bryant suspended for one year

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After what can be described as an injury plagued 2015 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers were on course to present one of the most high octane offenses in the NFL next season.

With Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown leading the line, Pittsburgh offer one of the biggest triple threats in the NFL.

Another one gone

One of the key components of the Steelers offense is their strength in depth where stars like DeAngelo Williams, Martavis Bryant and Marcus Wheaton come in.


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However, the Steelers will now be without one of the biggest names on their depth chart for next year as wide receiver Bryant will be missing.

Bryant has received a one year suspension from the league for violating their substance abuse policy.

This isn't the first time that Bryant has been suspended in relation to NFL drug testing after he missed the first four games of last season also through suspension.

"He is at a crossroads of his professional life, and he needs to understand significant changes need to occur in his personal life if he wants to regain his career as a Pittsburgh Steeler." - Steelers GM Kevin Colbert on Bryant

There is now a long road ahead for Bryant who will surely aim to get his NFL career back on track.

Now Bryant meets the same fate as Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon met last summer as he is suspended for a minimum of one year.

Gordon appealed his suspension only for it to be upheld and he is still not back playing - could Bryant meet the same result?

Two lost

Bryant is now the second receiver that the Steelers have lost this off-season following the retirement of tight- end Heath Miller.

To replace Miller, the team brought in Ladarius Green in free agent and the former San Diego Chargers star will be a strong addition to their receiving corp.

There are still options at wide receiver available for the Steelers if they are looking for a solid number two.

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