Edmonton Elks sign former NFL receiver Martavis Bryant

Photo courtesy: Pittsburgh Steelers

The Edmonton Elks have signed American receiver Martavis Bryant.

The 30-year-old was under contract with the Toronto Argonauts in 2021, though he spent the season on the club’s suspended list after not reporting to training camp. The Argos officially released him in December 2021.

The Clemson product was originally a fourth-round selection of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2014 NFL Draft. He recorded 145 receptions for 2,183 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns as a member of the Steelers and Raiders over five seasons (2014-18).

The Calhoun Falls, S.C. native showed flashes throughout his time in the NFL, setting career-highs of 765 receiving yards in 2015, 50 receptions in 2015 and 2016, and eight touchdowns in 2014.

As a member of the Clemson Tigers, Bryant suited up along side NFL stars like DeAndre Hopkins and Sammy Watkins. His strongest season in college saw the Junior wideout average almost 20 yards per reception, amassing 828 yards on just 42 catches and scoring seven touchdowns.