Reuters The Oakland Raiders re-signed receiver Martavis Bryant on Tuesday, just 10 days after releasing him.
At the time of Bryant’s release, reports were circulating that he potentially was facing his third suspension in four seasons. Multiple reports claim Bryant again violated the NFL’s substance abuse policy during the offseason.
Regardless, the Raiders brought him back — ESPN reports he received a one-year deal — and Bryant is appreciative that they did.
“I am just thankful and happy and excited for this weekend and the opportunity to take care of my family — it will not be taken for granted,” Bryant told ESPN.
The 26-year-old Clemson product was suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season and the entire 2016 season because of positive drug tests while he was with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Bryant caught 50 passes for 603 yards and three touchdowns for the Steelers last season.
Quick returns to Washington
Meanwhile, the Washington Redskins re-signed Brian Quick and placed fellow receiver Cam Sims on injured reserve, the team announced on Tuesday.
Washington also waived linebacker Josh Keyes.
Sims suffered an ankle injury during Sunday’s season-opening win over the Arizona Cardinals. Another wideout, Trey Quinn, also has an ankle injury, leaving the team short on receivers and prompting the move to re-sign Quick. Quick caught six passes for 76 yards for the Redskins last season.Speech