Ezekiel Elliott filed a federal lawsuit against the NFL alleging that a league conspiracy led to his six-game suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. The NFL responded to that action on Tuesday by filing a motion to dismiss, according to USA Today’s A.J. Perez.
The Steelers have been waiting a long time for the NFL to make a decision on whether or not Bryant will return to the field in 2017. Now that he’s reinstated, Pittsburgh can divert its attention on getting him re-acclimated to football.
“We appreciate that he has taken the necessary steps in an effort to get his personal life in order,” Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said. “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.”
In two seasons with Pittsburgh, the young receiver hauled in 76 passes for 1,314 yards and 14 touchdowns. Not only was Bryant a valuable red-zone target for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, he was a deep threat, averaging 17.3 yards per reception in his career.
Once Bryant shakes off the rust from being away from football for a year, he will provide Pittsburgh with what it’s been lacking in his absence: A big-bodied receiver who can win 50-50 balls.
Drew Brees and an ambulatory defense should give any team a puncher’s chance of making it into the postseason, which should tell you a lot about how bad the Saints’ defenses have been over the past few seasons. They’ve ranked 31st, 32nd and 31st in DVOA during three consecutive 7-9 seasons, although last season was the best Saints team of the bunch — they produced an 8.3-win Cheap Pirates Jerseys Pythagorean Cheap Qld School Basketball Jerseys expectation.