Watch: Martavis Bryant back to his old tricks

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Answering who might step up in Antonio Brown‘s absence is a tough question. How do you replace one of the NFL’s top receivers?

A simple answer may be that you cannot replace AB, however, it’s a reality the Steelers are faced with in the short term. Enter Martavis Bryant, a player who was suspended all of last season and whose return was highly anticipated. Many felt that Brown and Bryant would form a receiver duo where each would be considered a “WR1”.

Following a disappointing start to the season where Bryant was even benched for some of his comments, the young man is coming into his own as the games matter more. With a one-handed touchdown grab last week, Bryant’s impact was immediately felt in the first quarter of Monday’s game.

With the Steelers facing a 3rd and 3 at midfield, Ben Roethlisberger connected with his receiver for 36 yards, while Martavis gets both feet inside of the boundary with a precision catch.

The Steelers would score three plays later.

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