Steelers sign fourth-round pick Bryant

June, 9, 2014
Jun 9
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PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers signed wide receiver Martavis Bryant to a four-year contract on Monday, leaving just two of their nine draft picks unsigned.

The Steelers picked Bryant in the fourth round of the NFL draft last month after he averaged 22.2 yards per catch during his three seasons at Clemson. The 6-4, 212-pound speedster set a major college football record in averaging just over 22 yards per reception. Bryant also broke the ACC record that had been held by Herman Moore for career yards per catch.

Bryant’s signing leaves only defensive end Stephon Tuitt and running back/wide receiver Dri Archer as the only draft picks not under contract. The two were second- and third-round picks, respectively, and each will likely sign a deal with the Steelers at some point this week.

The Steelers signed first-round pick Ryan Shazier to a four-year contract last Thursday. The four-year deal is worth just over $9.5 million, according to ESPN Stats & Information, and it included a signing bonus of just over $5.234 million.

The Steelers resumed organized team activities on Monday but they did not practice. Coaches and players went to a Dave & Busters in Pittsburgh for team bonding at the restaurant/arcade.

The Steelers are scheduled to practice Tuesday at Heinz Field and then wrap up OTAs with practices at their team headquarters Wednesday and Thursday.

The Steelers conclude offseason practices the following week when they hold a three-day minicamp that is mandatory.

Scott Brown

ESPN Pittsburgh Steelers reporter

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