Bryant (knee) has been has been returned to the NFL's Reserve/Commissioner Suspended list indefinitely under the league's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
Per the report, Bryant, who was already on IR due to a knee injury, is back on the list after violating the terms of his April 2017 conditional reinstatement. The wideout's contract with the Raiders expires after the current season, with this latest news clouding his playing future, even when he's healthy enough to take the field.
Bryant (knee) is being placed on injured reserve, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Bryant hasn't been able to practice in any capacity since suffering a PCL injury Nov. 11. The Raiders had been hopeful to get him back at some point in December, though IR seemed to be a reasonable outcome all along. Bryant should have time to regain his health before March, at which point he'll be 27 years old and finally eligible for unrestricted free agency. He was limited to 19 catches in eight games this season while also making some ugly mistakes, but he did at least bounce back from 2017 in terms of yards per catch (14.0) and yards per target (9.9).
Coach Jon Gruden said Monday that he doesn't know when Bryant (knee) will be healthy enough to play, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.
Bryant has missed three games in a row due to a PCL injury in his left knee. Until he makes an appearance in practice, it'll be difficult to forecast when the wide receiver may start to inch toward a return. In Bryant's absence, Marcell Ateman has stepped into a larger role alongside Jordy Nelson and Seth Roberts.
Bryant (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
This is no surprise after the wideout was downgraded to doubtful Saturday, but the fact the Bryant was initially listed as questionable suggests that he has a chance to return to action in Week 14 against the Steelers. On Sunday, the Raiders' receiving corps will be led by Jordy Nelson, Marcell Ateman and Seth Roberts.
Bryant (knee) was downgraded to doubtful for Sunday's contest against the Chiefs, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
It seemed unlikely Bryant would take the field Sunday given the 26-year-old failed to practice all week, and the downgrade seems to confirm those suspicions. Should Bryant get ruled out, the likes of Seth Roberts and Marcell Ateman will continue to fill in behind Jordy Nelson for a thin Raiders receiving core.
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