Martavis Bryant is working his way back to the starting roster.
The Steelers wide receiver resumed practice with Pittsburgh’s first-team offense on Monday following the Week 9 bye, though it remains to be seen if he’ll be in the same position Sunday when the team visits the Colts.
Still, Bryant is confident about his availability going forward.
“The scout team was for me to work on my craft when I wasn’t playing,” Bryant said. “It was nothing permanent. People took it the wrong way. бн We’ve got a long season to go, still. I have to finish, work hard and make the best of all situations and go from there.”
The Steelers (6-2) are scheduled to visit the Colts (3-6) at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.
Miller was released from the New Orleans hospital on Nov. 6 and transported back to Chicago. He has provided updates throughout his rehabilitation and thanked those who offered support. He also recognized fans for a standing ovation he received when the Bears hosted the Packers at Soldier Field in Week 10.
Marvin Jones Jr. caught 4 of 7 targets for 85 yards and one touchdown against a Bears defense that has been good against the pass this season. Believe it or not, Jones now trails teammate Golden Tate by only nine fantasy points on the season, though Jones has played 145 more snaps. In fact, Jones has been on the field for 401 of the Lions’ 405 pass plays this season, which has helped allow him to handle 21 percent of the team’s targets.
Jones sits 16th among wide receivers in fantasy points (Tate is 12th) and his 5.8 OTD ranks 13th in the NFL. Jones should be locked into lineups most weeks but is certainly a risky play against Minnesota on Thursday. Jones has posted targets-receptions-yards-touchdowns lines of 5-2-42-0, 11-4-54-0 and 5-1-5-0 in three games against the Vikings while with the Lions. Same as in Week 4, expect Xavier Rhodes to shadow Jones this week.