The Martavis Bryant era in Pittsburgh appears headed for an ugly end. The talented but troubled young receiver has gone on the record with a trade request, and with the October 31 deadline looming, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin made clear the organization has no intention of moving Bryant.
That should be the first clue for Redskins fans that Bryant going from Black and Gold to Burgundy and Gold is extremely unlikely.
There are other reasons, too. Bryant has a checkered history. He missed the entire 2016 season due to multiple drug policy violations, and his current situation is not the type of locker room distraction that many NFL coaches or front office types court.
Some of Bryant's frustrations seem warranted. Like all receivers, Bryant wants the ball, and he's not getting it. In seven games, he has 18 catches for 234 yards and one touchdown. It looks like Bryant is being phased out for rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster.
Bryant has talent. As a rookie in 2014, he caught eight touchdowns in just 10 games.
Through six games, the Redskins are not getting much production at wideout. Free agent addition Terrelle Pryor got benched in a Monday night loss in Philadelphia, and 2016 first round pick Josh Doctson hasn't cracked 10 catches this season.
Still, it doesn't seem like the Steelers organization would capitulate to Bryant. And it doesn't seem like the Redskins organization would want to bring in a disgruntled wideout either.
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