Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says that wide receiver Martavis Bryant is looking good, according to Brian Batko of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Bryant was suspended for the entire 2016 season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
Now, Bryant is back, and Roethlisberger says that the 25-year-old has not missed a beat.
“Good — learning some of the stuff we put in last year he didn’t know about, remembering things that we had in before,” said Roethlisberger of how Bryant is fitting in. “He looks like a stud, as usual, so we’re excited for him to be on the field this year and help us out.”
Roethlisberger also says that Bryant needs to keep himself on the field.
“Well, I think it’s just proving to us he can be out there all season,” he said. “We need him all year, so I think that’ll be big for us.”
Bryant is a huge weapon in the Steelers’ passing game, both figuratively and literally.
The 6-foot-5 wide out has played two seasons in the NFL, both coming with Pittsburgh.
During his rookie campaign in 2014, Bryant tallied 26 receptions for 549 yards and eight touchdowns, including a league-best 94-yard touchdown catch.
The following season, Bryant’s production increased with more targets, as he hauled in 50 balls for 765 yards and six scores.
The University of Clemson product was originally selected by the Steelers in the fourth round (118th pick overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Pittsburgh will open up its regular season on Sunday, Sept. 10 when it heads on the road to take on the Cleveland Browns at 1 p.m. ET.