Bryant caught five passes for 69 yards and added an 11 yard touchdown run on one carry in Pittsburgh's loss to Seattle on Sunday. Bryant was targeted a team-high 13 times, a career best for the second year receiver, but found pay dirt on the ground on an 11-yard run on a reverse from DeAngelo Williams. The score was the first rushing touchdown by a Pittsburgh wide receiver since Hines Ward in 2004. Bryant continues to be a playmaker, scoring 14 touchdowns in his first 16 games and reaching 1,000 career receiving yards on his 51st reception, second only to Miles Austin and Mike Wallace (50).
Bryant caught six passes for a team-high 178 yards and a touchdown on 10 targets in the Steelers' 30-9 win over the Browns on Sunday. Bryant got off to a rough start with just one reception for five yards with Landry Jones (ankle) at quarterback, but he quickly became a factor in the offense under Ben Roethlisberger (foot). Bryant had receptions of 44 yards and 64 yards on Pittsburgh's next two possessions, and his 32-yard touchdown catch in the final minute of the first half gave the Steelers a commanding 21-3 lead. Bryant is a must-start for the remainder of the season once the Steelers return from their Week 11 bye.
Bryant totaled 31 yards and a touchdown on three receptions in the Steelers' 38-35 win against the Raiders on Sunday. Bryant was targeted seven times, second on the team but well behind the 23 passes thrown to Antonio Brown, and could have had a bigger game had he not dropped what likely would have been an 86-yard touchdown in the second half. He now has four touchdowns in four games, and should continue to play a prominent role in the offense regardless of who is under center.
Bryant (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Raiders. Bryant was able to practice fully on Thursday and Friday, so the illness should not be a factor in this game.
Bryant (illness) was a full participant in Friday's practice and is probable to play against the Raiders this Sunday. Bryant dealt with an illness earlier this week, but has returned as a full participant in practice both Thursday and Friday. Poised to suit up in Sunday's favorable matchup against the Raiders, Bryant could help compensate for the production lost with running back Le'Veon Bell's (knee) season-ending injury.
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