Steelers WR Martavis Bryant got the word from the league last week and took part in his first padded practice since late in the 2015 season on Sunday. Bryant was active on the field and turned a pass from rookie Josh Dobbs into a 60-yard touchdown, which is part of why coach Mike Tomlin said Bryant looked like his old self.
The receiver said after the session that he still needs to get back into proper football shape, however.
Bryant said in the story he's in great shape and is going to put the work in to get ready for the regular season. Bryant added he had no idea why the league didn't let him practice from the start of camp so he's a couple of weeks behind as a result.