Steelers WR Martavis Bryant Is A Tall Catch For QB Ben Roethlisberger

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  1. 86WARD

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    A tall wide receiver who finally showed up wearing a Steelers uniform carrying a reputable resume was not nearly tall enough in his first practice with them.

    There isn't a receiver in the NFL who could have come down with some of those passes Friday which tryout quarterbacks were throwing 5 feet over the heads of their targets. Maybe it was just jitters of being in their first pro camp and still unsigned.

    None of it seemed to make rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant nervous or even disappointed.

    "It's a new start for me and I want to make a great impression," Bryant said.

    A few people already made one on Bryant. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who will be more accurate with his throws than those uncorking passes Friday, called Bryant 10 minutes after the Steelers drafted him a week ago in the fourth round.

    "He just said he's happy for me to be here," Bryant said.

    Roethlisberger at least is happy with someone he can virtually see eye-to-eye. The two hooked up with some routes Tuesday when Roethlisberger and other veterans worked out with the rookies at the team's training facility.

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