Steelers Officially Add Bryant, Release Ventrone

The Pittsburgh Steelers have officially added wide receiver Martavis Bryant to their 53 man roster. In a corresponding move, the team has released safety Ross Ventrone.

Bryant reportedly tweaked his knee in his first practice last Monday and status for Sunday’s contest against the Arizona Cardinals is uncertain. He caught 26 passes for 549 yards and eight touchdowns in 2014 and will serve as the team’s third receiver when he is healthy.

Ventrone injured his hamstring in Monday’s win. At today’s press conference, Mike Tomlin told the media he was being evaluated. He had been serving as a gunner on punt coverage and a key cog on kick coverage.

With Will Allen sidelined with an ankle injury, the Steelers currently only have three healthy safeties on their 53 man roster. Jordan Dangerfield is on the practice squad.

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