Fowler: Martavis Bryant Misses Practice, Considered “Day To Day” (Update)


With the Pittsburgh Steelers done with training camp and back at their facility, we’ll have to rely on the non-bloggers for your daily injury report. Per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Martavis Bryant missed today’s practice with an undisclosed injury.

As Fowler points out via Mike Tomlin, it doesn’t sound serious and Bryant should be back within a few days max, perhaps as early as tomorrow. But for a player like Bryant who missed an entire year of football, and played in his first football game over the weekend, it’s no surprise to see him get nicked up. Hopefully Le’Veon Bell doesn’t have a similar issue when he returns.


Against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday afternoon, Bryant played 20 snaps. He had two catches for 20 yards and an end around, which he fumbled on.

Bryant missing today may have been one reason why the team signed WR Justin Thomas. The Steelers have also been without Demarcus Ayers with an unknown injury. It’s not currently known if Ayers was able to practice today.

Elsewhere, James Harrison was back in pads today. So was Bud Dupree, who missed Sunday’s game.

For Harrison, this would mark the second time all of camp he’s been in full pads. He suited up for the Family Fest practice at Heinz Field though did not practice in team periods.

UPDATE: Bryant suffered a hamstring injury, per NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala.

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  • george

    God, I’d like to see Ben, AB, Bryant and Rodgers out there together for at least 2 drives. Also, no news on Shazier?

  • srdan

    In terms of Bryant this doesn’t worry me. He has been practicing and getting hit. For bell this is the type of stuff that worries me. It’s one thing to run laps on a beach and stay in shape, it’s another to get hit and the bumps and bruises that go with it.

  • PaeperCup

    Cut him

  • srdan

    And fire the whole training staff.

  • pittsburghjoe

    With this amount of time away from hitting and live game action, you have to wonder if he is going to be more susceptible to soft tissue injuries. I hope his absence does not make him a higher injury risk.

  • pittsburghjoe

    At least the one responsible for fingers. And throw in the guy responsible for evaluating free agent head injuries.

  • pittsburghjoe

    Good point on LB. You have to hope the time away does not make him a higher injury risk.

  • PaeperCup

    haha, that’s good stuff

  • Matt Manzo

    God damn hamstrings!

  • Nathanael Dory

    Danm for those hamstrings injuries..arghhhh

  • RMSteeler

    I’m concerned about Bell’s hamstrings. Throw in a groin on top of that as well.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Whew. Better be minor. I have my FF draft this weekend and I’ve been planning to sneak Bryant onto my roster when no one was looking. Actually, this nick may help me, scare off any of the sharps who may have had their eye that way. As the clock winds down and the pressure is on, if you see that little red “injured” mark next to a guy and you aren’t a fan of the team, you may go another way. I’m expecting a BIG year for Bryant.

  • pittfan

    “Football shape”…??

  • dany

    hamstring after not playing for a while makes a lot of sense. So long as it doesn’t linger, shouldn’t be a problem

  • PaeperCup

    Oblong, almost egg shaped

  • Steel Realist PAul

    Hey Leveon.. when you take a break from having those fantasies, like Daffy Duck splashing around in caves of gold coins, you might want to take notice of things like this. You know.. for the football season that’s about to start…..?

  • D.j. Reynolds

    Anyone know if Sutton is practicing???

  • NCSteel

    Thinking the same thing.
    What round were you planning on “sneaking” him in on ?

  • NCSteel

    I’m gonna stay glass half full here.
    Martavis has been working out quite a bit, I would assume that includes a lot of stretching.
    Sounds like a tweak.

    As for Bell,
    Same thing minus the tweak.

    If an idiot like myself knows I should stretch a lot before and after work outs, you can bet those finely tuned machines do also.

  • Darth Blount 47

    Tough call. I play in 2 very different leagues. My draft this weekend is a standard, 10-team, 3-person Keeper league. I own Bell, Murray, and Howard as my keepers. I don’t have an early round pick (I usually trade them every year for established players since we are a 27 year old league and future draft picks are tradeable).

    So I plan on targeting WR early. Maybe round 4, which is the first round I pick in and hopefully he’s still there. But since we own 3 keepers a piece, round 4 for us is more like round 7.

  • Terrible Towlie

    the dreaded hamstring….sounds like the team needs to stretch better

  • Terrible Towlie

    doesnt seem like it

  • NCSteel

    Got it. Thanks.
    Round 4 is where I’m hoping to get him at so that was good info.
    Good luck brother.