Bryant violated the NFL's substance-abuse policy, and his absence will leave the
"We are disappointed in Martavis’ actions that has led to his four-game suspension," Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said. "It is a disappointment to our entire organization as well as our fans, but we will continue to support Martavis during his suspension. It is very unfortunate his actions have put our team in this situation to begin the year, but we are confident he will learn from his mistake and return in excellent shape in Week 5."
Bryant had a breakout campaign in the second half of last season, grabbing 26 catches for 549 yards and eight touchdowns.
Bryant emerged as a reliable threat in the Steelers' passing game after Week 6 in 2014 -- his rookie campaign. He had at least one touchdown catch in his first four games as a pro. For the season, he totaled 26 catches for 549 yards and eight touchdowns.
In a playoff loss to the Ravens, the 2014 fourth-round pick had five catches for 61 yards and one touchdown.
Bryant is expected to miss about 10 days, and will not be available for the upcoming Hall-of-Fame game, according to FoxSports.com.
Bryant had to be carted off the field, but is reportedly doing fine. He is expected to compete for the No. 2 wide receiver role.
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