Martavis Bryant’s act is underway in Oakland

Jon Gruden Already Growing Frustrated with Martavis Bryant

This past April Steelers officials were in shock when the Oakland Raiders presented Pittsburgh with a trade offer for Martavis Bryant that included a third-round.

Those close to the situation say Kevin Colbert didn’t even need to discuss the offer with his staff and mull the pros and cons.

Despite a Super Bowl or bust mentality, Pittsburgh had no hesitation in jumping at the offer and for good reason — Bryant could never be trusted –.

Just a couple weeks into Raiders training camp, there’s talk that Bryant might not make it out of camp with the Raiders and Jon Gruden’s comments this week will only add more fuel to the fire.

The Martavis Bryant ‘act’ of mysteriously missing practices due to a made-up illness and a lack of attention to detail has followed Bryant to Oakland.

RAIDERS COACH JON GRUDEN ON BRYANT, VIA USA TODAY

“He’s got to get out here and play better. He’s in a competitive situation. Right now, a lot of the other receivers have had a nice camp. He’s just got to learn the offense. He’s got to stay out here. He’s had some illnesses. He’s got to get on the field. He’s got to master the offense and become more versatile, and that’s the key to making this team better.

“I’m not saying he’s behind, I’m just saying he’s got to be more versatile. I’m not going to say anything more than that. He’s in a competitive situation. Nothing is going to be given to anybody. It doesn’t matter how you got here or what your history card says. We need everybody to understand the best players are going to play, and he’s got to be more consistent. And I’m confident he will.”

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