Bryant and Roethlisberger Talk; Golson sidelined Again

By Justin McGonigle

For months now we have been waiting for Ben Roethlisberger and Martavis Bryant to bury the hatchet. Roethlisberger was critical of Bryant when he was suspended for the entire 2016 season and even said that Bryant “lied to his face,” and that he was “disappointed” in Bryant.

The two spent a month together at OTA’s and mini camp but never had the sit down hash it out conversation that both said needed to happen. Both said it would eventually come when the time was right and that time apparently came during the Steelers off day on Tuesday.

“If he wants to expand on it he can. I will not,” Roethlisberger said. “We were never really off the same page. It appeared that way to outsiders but between us, there was never an issue.”

Roethlisberger did divulge that Bryant has completed everything the NFL has asked for per his agreement to be reinstated and he doesn’t know why they are holding up the process.

“He’s done everything the league has asked so I am not really sure why they keep holding him up to be out there with the guys,” Roethlisberger told DK Pittsburgh Sports. “The best thing for him is to be out there with his brothers. I am not really sure what the holdup is, but I know he’s doing everything he can to be out there. I don’t know if it is the league or what’s going on. Goodness, I think he paid his dues.”

As for the every day topic of Big Ben possibly hanging it up he hinted at something that could keep him coming back.

Injury Update

James Conner was seen wearing a sling as a precaution for his injured left shoulder. The Steelers are hopeful that he is able to return this weekend.

On the other hand oft-injured Senquez Golson appears to be sidelined for longer with a hamstring issue.

“I am going to take it day-by-day,” Golson said. “I was just getting my feet wet until a little soft-tissue injury. We’ll take it day-by-day. Hopefully, my days with surgical things are over.”

After having a walk thru this morning the Steelers return to the practice field at 2:55pm. Practice is open to the public.

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