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Bryant reinstated on conditional basis

Martavis Bryant has been reinstated by the NFL after serving a year-long suspension for multiple violations of the NFL-NFLPA Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

Bryant can now join his teammates at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, and participate in meetings and conditioning work. The reinstatement is on a conditional basis, with the following guidelines issued in an NFL statement.

"Once arrangements have been confirmed regarding Bryant's clinical resources in Pittsburgh, he will be permitted to participate in all preseason activities, including practices and games. Prior to the start of the regular season, the NFL will review Bryant's progress. Based on his compliance and engagement with his program and resources, he will be permitted to participate in all regular season activities beginning in Week 1. He will be evaluated later in the season for full reinstatement."

Bryant, the Steelers fourth-round draft pick in 2014, was suspended in March, 2016, for what the NFL said in a statement was, 'For a minimum of one year.' He was previously suspended for four games in 2015. Bryant applied for reinstatement in January, 2017.

Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert issued a statement regarding Bryant's return.

"Martavis Bryant has followed the protocol and has been conditionally reinstated by the National Football League," said Colbert. "We appreciate that he has taken the necessary steps in an effort to get his personal life in order. We also understand this is just the beginning as he works to return to the team and meet all of the conditions of his reinstatement.

"We look forward to working with Martavis to ensure that he is mentally and physically prepared to contribute to our efforts on the field, while also maintaining the proper balance to keep his life in order off the field."

Bryant has played in 21 games in two seasons, starting eight. He has 76 receptions for 1,314 yards and 14 touchdowns.

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