HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 25: Martavis Bryant #10 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts on the sideline in the second half against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on December 25, 2017 in
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Electric Wide Receiver Reinstated By NFL After 5-Year Suspension

Former Pittsburgh Steelers and Raiders wide receiver Martavis Bryant has been reinstated by the NFL, and could be on the verge of finding his next home.

Bryant had previously been suspended indefinitely for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy in 2016, and later violating the terms of his suspension in 2017.

Now that Bryant has been reinstated, the Dallas Cowboys will host the 31-year-old for a workout, after the team's disappointing 28-23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 9. Dianna Russini of The Athletic was the first to report Bryant's workout for the Cowboys.

A former fourth-round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2014 NFL Draft, out of Clemson, Bryant appeared in 44 career games prior to his suspension, catching 145 passes for 2,183 yards with 17 touchdowns and is now in the midst of a comeback bid.

During the time that he was suspended by the NFL, Bryant also made appearances for the CFL's Toronto Argonauts, Edmonton Elks, as well as the FCF Beasts of the Indoor League, and most recently the Vegas Vipers of the XFL. This past season for the Vipers, Bryant logged 14 receptions for 154 yards in eight games.

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Dallas has been searching for a second option to step up in the receiving corps, alongside CeeDee Lamb, and there could be opportunity for Bryant to climb the Cowboys' depth chart, if he winds up signing there. Through the Cowboys' first nine games of the season, only Lamb and tight end Jake Ferguson have surpassed 300 receiving yards, underscoring Dallas' need at wide receiver.

Bryant now has the opportunity to give a contending team a boost, and add some depth at wide receiver, if there is a team that believes he can still play at a high level following a five-year absence from the NFL.

According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, several teams have shown some level of interest in Bryant, since his reinstatement.

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