That violation was announced earlier this season, but Bryant appealed, a process which finally reached its conclusion. He played eight games for the Raiders this year, catching 19 passes for 266 yards. He is currently on injured reserve with a PCL injury.
Drafted in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Steelers, Bryant posted his best season in 2015, notching 50 receptions for 765 yards and six touchdowns. Off-the-field issues plagued his career, however, as he was suspended the first four games of 2015 and the entirety of the 2016 season.
The Steelers traded the Clemson product for a third-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, which they used to select quarterback Mason Rudolph.