Steelers WR Martavis Bryant ‘not tripping’ over benching

Martavis Bryant has been surrounded by controversy this week, and head coach Mike Tomlin found a punishment for his beleaguered star wideout.

One of the few 49ers veteran pieces that teams could give a call about in the coming days is stalwart left tackle Joe Staley. The 33-year-old could be a commodity given the need for pass protection on playoff teams — the Eagles losing Jason Peters this week becoming the most glaring need.

In a letter obtained by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Bills granted Tom Condon, agent for the 14-year veteran of the NFL, permission to speak with other teams “for the sole purpose of discussing a trade for Anquan.”

The letter, dated Thursday, mentions Boldin’s desire to be in closer proximity to his home in Florida and his family.

Alonso was penalized for unnecessary roughness, but defended the hit following the 40-0 Ravens victory.

“It was bang-bang,” Alonso said. “I thought maybe if he slid a second sooner, I was anticipating him sliding and I was going to not hit him, but it was a second late, which is why I hit him.

“When a guy slides, the target is very small. I just think it was a second late, and that’s why I hit him.”

Ravens coach John Harbaugh, who had to be pulled away from Alonso following the play, did not want to comment on the hit, but did say officials were right to call a penalty.

“We were OK afterward,” Harbaugh said of his encounter with Alonso. While Troy Polamalu Cheap Jerseys Jackson reportedly has the former Titans and Rams wide receiver on a short leash, he is giving him a chance Super Cheap Jerseys Fans to succeed again when the Browns host the Titans on Sunday.

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