Bryant (head) returned to practice Wednesday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Bryant was held out of practice Monday and Tuesday while dealing with migraines, a condition he has been bothered by for years. He also missed one practice with an unspecified illness early in training camp, but he has otherwise been healthy since joining the Raiders in April. The 26-year-old likely will enter Week 1 as the team's No. 3 receiver, as his issues with learning the Oakland playbook seem to have prevented him from pushing Jordy Nelson for the No. 2 job.
While the rumors of him not picking up the Raiders' playbook are yet to be disproven, Bryant still has the blazing speed to take the top off of a defense, which was on full display during the receiver's first and only catch of the day. With that said, at this juncture it appears Bryant may be No. 4 on the depth chart behind Amari Cooper, Jordy Nelson and Ryan Switzer, who has been working the slot lately. There will still be plenty of opportunities for Bryant to work his way back up the depth chart throughout the rest of the summer, though, starting with the Raiders' second preseason game next Saturday against the Rams.
Bryant (illness) returned to practice Thursday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Though reports surfaced in June suggesting that Bryant may be facing a suspension for an unspecified infraction, there's been no word on that front to date. The 26-year-old will thus look to cement a role in the Raiders offense behind Amari Cooper and Jordy Nelson, though even if he ends up being the team's No. 3 wideout option, Bryant's speed and 6-foot-4, 210-pound frame make him an effective big play/deep threat weapon when he's both available and focused.
Bryant was held out of Wednesday's practice while recovering from an illness, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Bryant has otherwise been available throughout the first week of training camp, and he'll likely get back on the practice field within a few days. The extent of his role isn't quite clear after head coach Jon Gruden sent mixed messages with his offseason transactions, adding Bryant and Jordy Nelson to help the passing game but also fullback Keith Smith and tight end Derek Carrier to bolster the rushing attack. While there have been rumors suggesting Bryant could soon face another suspension, nothing has been substantiated so far.
Reports surfaced in June suggesting that the wideout may be facing a suspension for an unspecified infraction, but so far there's been no word on that front. With the Raiders, Bryant presumably slots in behind both Amari Cooper and Jordy Nelson, but when available and focused, the 6-foot-4, 210-pounder can be an effective big play/deep threat weapon.
|P2||8/18/18||@ LAR||Lost 15-19|
|P4||8/30/18||@ SEA||10:00 pm|
|2||9/16/18||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|3||9/23/18||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|9||11/1/18||@ SF||8:20 pm|
|11||11/18/18||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|