The Raiders are just a day removed from falling to the Los Angeles Rams 33 to 13 in their season opener but it appears they’re already reloading for some offensive help.
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero is reporting that the Raiders are likely to re-sign veteran wide receiver Martavis Bryant.
The #Raiders and Martavis Bryant are closing in on a 1-year deal — and barring any hiccup, he's expected to play this week, per team source. Not officially signed yet, but they called him this morning and it's expected to get done today. Quite the twist.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 11, 2018
Bryant was released on roster cut day and many were surprised to see he had not made the final roster since the Raiders traded a third-round pick for him on draft day in April.
ESPN has reported that Bryant faces a year-long suspension for a substance relapse.
Former Raiders’ WR Martavis Bryant is facing a year-long suspension for substance-related relapse, per sources. More on ESPN’s Sunday Countdown at 10 am.https://t.co/xvnKB08lXV
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 9, 2018
The first week has passed with still no suspension for Bryant. He will likely make an impact for the Raiders offense until any suspension is handed down, if one is.