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Martavis Bryant making a one-handed catch whereas a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Per week in the past former Pittsburgh Steelers vast receiver Martavis Bryant utilized for reinstatement to the NFL.

Assuming he’s, in actual fact, reinstated: Ought to the Steelers try and deliver him again to Pittsburgh?

Is There a Spot Accessible on the Steelers’ Roster?

The primary query to think about is whether or not there’s area accessible for an additional vast receiver on Pittsburgh’s roster?

The reply to that query is an unequivocal sure.

There are solely 4 vast receivers on the 90-man roster who’re assured of spots: JuJu Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson, James Washington and second-round draft selection Chase Claypool.

Seeing that the Steelers hold at the least 5 vast receivers—and oftentimes six—there’s room for at the least yet one more.

And whereas a workforce’s fifth vast receiver usually must be a big-time contributor on particular groups, head coach Mike Tomlin has already introduced plans to make the most of Chase Claypool on particular groups, probably leaving the door open for a participant like Bryant.

And from a expertise perspective, Bryant is miles forward of his competitors for the fifth and sixth roster spots, the place Ryan Switzer and third-year man Deon Cain are the main contenders.

Martavis Bryant’s Profession with the Steelers

After being drafted within the fourth spherical of the 2014 NFL Draft—#118 total—Bryant performed in a complete of 36 video games with the Steelers, together with 16 begins. Throughout these video games he caught 126 passes for 1,917 yards and 17 touchdowns, for a median of 15.2 yards per reception.

However as famous within the above-linked article, Bryant had a present for making huge performs. In truth, he caught three 80+ yard landing passes in his first 11 video games within the NFL. This as in comparison with Jerry Rice and Jordy Nelson, who maintain the post-merger NFL file for many touchdowns of 80-plus yards in a profession with 4 every.

In fact, one can’t ignore the truth that the Steelers shipped Bryant out of Pittsburgh, buying and selling him to the Raiders for a third-round draft selection. Furthermore, Bryant struggled to make an affect in Oakland. In eight video games with the Raiders he made solely two begins, catching simply 19 passes for 266 yards and 0 touchdowns earlier than touchdown on injured reserve with a knee harm.

However perhaps Bryant’s lack of success with the Raiders makes him extra more likely to return to Pittsburgh, the place he had success with a quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, who’s making a comeback in his personal proper.

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Alternatively, there is no such thing as a assure that Bryant has matured—and that his off-the-field troubles are behind him.

Bryant’s relationship with the opposite receivers on the workforce is a query mark too. It’s possible you’ll recall that within the moments after the Steelers drafted JuJu Smith-Schuster within the second spherical of the 2017 NFL draft, Martavis tweeted out the message: “lol that’s Sammie coates alternative not minds take it the way you need to I’m again.” Bryant went on to substantiate that the tweet was not a pleasant jab, and to this present day it stays one of the notorious tweets to return from a participant’s account.

In the meantime, Martavis Bryant has been out of soccer since December 14, 2018. On that day the NFL mentioned: “Efficient instantly, Martavis Bryant has been returned to the Reserve/Commissioner Suspended listing for violating the phrases of his April 2017 conditional reinstatement underneath the Coverage and Program for Substances of Abuse.”

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Jersey Swap Between Lions, Pistons Yields Cool Results [LOOK]

Getty Lions fans before the Thanksgiving Day game in 2019.

The Detroit Lions and Detroit Pistons play different sports, but what would it look like if the sides swapped uniforms? Pretty interesting it turns out.

Recently, designer Ryan Witthoff showed off some jersey swaps from around the league, and the pair of Detroit teams were included. As it turns out, the look isn’t terrible for either side with the Pistons “Motor City” jersey looking quite good as an NFL kit.

Here’s a look at the swap:

This Pistons / Lions jersey swap design is a cool idea. What do you think of the looks?

Via ESPN / Ryan Witthoff

— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) July 11, 2020

The Lions jersey as an NBA uniform might not look as good as the Pistons jersey being turned into an NFL uniform, but as a whole, it’s a pretty decent swap for the teams.

Fans that like this look are now free to fantasize about what it might look like on the court or field.

Lions Jersey Called One of NFL’s Best

Recently, the team posed a question to the internet at large. What uniform would everyone rank as their most and least favorite heading into a game? The responses from fans and pundits varied, but Trevor Sikkema gave the team credit as it relates to their throwback look.

In a tweet, Sikkema called the simple uniform, which features a silver helmet, blue jersey and silver pants “top tier” in the league.

No. 1 is a top tier uniform combo in the NFL

— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) July 5, 2020

Indeed, simple is often the best look, and these beautiful uniforms evoke memories of Lions teams past for fans, and also of Barry Sanders and company running wild in the 1990s. To that end, it’s no surprise to see them getting more love on the internet.

Many have called for the team to use these jerseys more, and it seems the Lions are interested in doing so given they wore them in significant games the team plays. More exposure might just make more people appreciate them like this.

Lions Jersey History

Detroit’s classic look mentioned above is a throwback nod to their first looks from the 1930s. The Lions wore the throwbacks a ton on Thanksgiving and brought the look back within their last re-design after it had departed for some time. Since, they’ve worn it on Thanksgiving and also during “big” home games. As part of the re-design, Detroit also revealed their all gray Color Rush uniform, their traditional blue and silver and a look with white jerseys and silver pants.

The team’s uniform also features the WCF patch on the shoulder, a nod to former long time owner William Clay Ford, who passed away in 2014. Since being unveiled, many have said they consider the new Detroit threads to be amongst the best in the NFL, and the team has gotten credit for their shakeup in font and design.

Detroit has had a few different looks in the past, most notable of which is a black jersey that debuted during Matt Millen’s time with the franchise. Most fans didn’t like the look but a vocal few still maintain that Detroit should bring black back into their color scheme.

One look the Lions have never had? Red, which was actually a color the team featured from their days as the Portsmouth Spartans. With the Lions long known as a Honolulu Blue and silver team, a red look could be downright confusing, so don’t expect that one to enter the lexicon soon.

Don’t expect these looks either, no matter how appealing they might be to the eye.

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