WR Martavis Bryant continues to look like another rookie who will make an immediate impact for the Steelers. Bryant added another strong practice to his body of work on Thursday, catching a pair of touchdown passes, including a 24-yarder from Brendon Kay during a two-minute drill. The rangy and speedy Bryant also caught a perfectly thrown deep ball from Bruce Gradkowski during a sequence in which he made three consecutive receptions. Gradkowski had extra time to throw because linebacker Terence Garvin, who had a bead on the veteran quarterback, pulled up because there was no hitting. Gradkowski still led Bryant perfectly and the fourth-round pick beat cornerback Antwon Blake for the score.
It appeared that Markus Wheaton had the WR2 job all but locked up, but lately we've been seeing more positive press about Bryant, who has better size than Wheaton. This is a camp battle to monitor, though Wheaton figures to have the inside track due to his additional experience in the team's offense.