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Kevin Colbert on Steelers WR Martavis Bryant – He’s Not Going Anywhere

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert says the team has no interest in trading contract-year wide receiver Martavis Bryant according to Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com.

It also seems unlikely the team will sign him to a contract extension, making 2018 his last year in Pittsburgh. The team values his playmaking ability as a big-play threat outside and is going to take Bryant wants to be a No.1 receiver and that is never going to happen in Pittsburgh with Antonio Brown on the field. His frustration over his perceived lack of use in 2017 (and apparently being passed up on the depth chart by rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster) led to trade demands and other antics which resulted in a one-game team suspension but Bryant still racked up 50 catches for 603 yards and three touchdowns.

Numerous teams have expressed interest in trading for Bryant while on his rookie contract but may be more reluctant to commit huge free agent dollars on a long-term contract next spring in light of his history of off-the-field issues. Still, Bryant just turned 26 years old in December and the former fourth-round pick out of Clemson remains one of the most physically gifted wideouts in the NFL.

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