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weekend's 2018 NFL Draft, the traded to the in exchange for a third-round pick.The Raiders did a whole lot of moving and shaking over the weekend, so it was maybe not a surprise to see them swing such a deal, but once the Steelers didn't deal after he reportedly demanded a trade last season, it seemed like they might be content to hold onto him. There were reports leading up to the free-agency period that the Steelers were listening to offers for Bryant but not nece sarily making calls on him, so it came as a surprise Raul Mondesi Jersey
to some that they sent him out.Among those surprised: Steelers quarterback ."When I heard about Martavis, I was like 'Oh, man.' I really enjoyed playing with Martavis," Roethlisberger said, per the Joakim Soria Jersey
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "I think he was a great weapon, he helped our offense, did some great things by attracting attention and making plays for us. , but teams have reasons for doing things. I think part of it was him expre sing trade things that we all heard so much about. I think he's probably pretty happy. For him and his family, if you're in a good happy place, then good for him."Roethlisberger may have been surprised by this deal, but he'll also probably enjoy throwing to Bryant's ostensible replacement, second-round pick . He has many of the same skills Paulo Orlando Jersey
as Bryant in terms of being able to stretch the defense down the field, and he's now under team control for several years longer than Bryant was likely to be. With Washington joining and , Roethlisberger has the infrastructure around him Brandon Moss Jersey
to play for several more seasons -- which is exactly what he plans to do. "I plan on playing for three to five more years," Roethlisberger told the Post-Gazette. The Steelers would likely be just fine with that, even if it does delay their timeline of handing off the reins to third-round QB .