Suspended former Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders wide receiver Martavis Bryant has formally applied to the NFL for reinstatement, a source told ESPN on Monday.
Bryant sent an email to league officials Saturday, requesting reinstatement from an indefinite suspension the league imposed in December for Bryant's repeated violations of the league's drug policy.
Bryant, 27, was a fourth-round pick by the Steelers in 2014 but has missed 36 of a possible 80 regular-season games since then because of suspensions.
The story went on to say since the end of last season, a source said, Bryant has worked with the NFL and the NFL Players Association on ways to address his mental health and put him in a position where he feels his application for reinstatement has a chance to succeed. He has submitted to drug testing over the past couple of months and has consulted with the league and the union to find mental health professionals and get proper medication.
OAK WR Martavis Bryant - Week 10 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 10 vs. Los Angeles Chargers
Let's check in on the Raiders offense as they begin the second half of their season: 19th in total offense, 28th in scoring offense and 24th in rushing offense. The Jon Gruden era is going swimmingly so far. The Raiders also have one of the lowest implied team totals this week against Los Angeles. The receivers aren't seeing nearly enough targets either to provide help to starting lineups. Martavis Bryant has just two targets in two games since Amari Cooper was traded. He's not a viable starter.