Steelers WR Bryant says he’ll be benched against Lions

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers have no plans to trade Martavis Bryant. They also apparently don’t have any plans to play him either. At least not in Detroit.

Bryant indicated he’ll be inactive when the first-place Steelers visit the Lions on Sunday night, the fallout from a social media outburst in which the wide receiver made it clear he’s unhappy with his role in the offense.

”I’m fine,” Bryant said Wednesday. ”I ain’t tripping.”

Passionately defiant at times, Bryant insisted he meant no ill will when he suggested he was better than rookie teammate JuJu Smith-Schuster during an Instagram comment shortly after Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati last weekend. Bryant deleted his initial response and replaced it with one in which he wrote he wanted to be on a team where he could ”gets mine.”

Given a few days to cool off, Bryant instead doubled down, even though coach Mike Tomlin called Bryant’s comments “out of bounds.”

”I feel like I’m better than every receiver or any receiver I played with,” Bryant said. ”For (JuJu), he feels the same way. (Antonio Brown) feels the same way. Justin Hunter feels the same way. Everybody feel the same way.”

Bryant, tied for third on the team with 18 receptions through seven games in his return from a year-plus suspension for violating the

Article source: http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/steelers-wr-bryant-says-he-ll-be-benched-against-lions-102517

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