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Could the Bengals be bailing on Antonio Bryant?

Posted on: August 17, 2010 8:39 am
Edited on: August 17, 2010 8:41 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

That notion seems silly. After all, the Bengals JUST signed Antonio Bryant, the former Buccaneer who was their prized free agent addition on the offensive end, at least until the team landed Terrell Owens anyway.

But Bryant has yet to even start running for the Bengals -- Owens is already cheaper and actually on the field participating in football. Which may be why Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network has heard that it's a "distinct possibility" that Cincinnati will attempt to cut Bryant loose and reach a settlement on the four-year, $28 million contract that they gave him over the offseason.

Remember, Bryant's dealing with a left knee injury that's been an issue for about a full year now -- which makes one wonder how exactly he managed to bypass any examinations offered by the Bengals' medical staff. You know, the ones they usually administer before handing out multi-million dollar contracts?

Provided that the Bengals DID want to cut Bryant loose, they'd probably have to pay him on the high side of the $10 million that they guaranteed him with the contract; after all, even though they didn't completely overload his contract with guarantees and they could just cut him, it's going to take at least close to that amount for Bryant to walk away from a pretty sweet deal.

Given that Cincy has TO (and Jermaine Gresham and Jordan Shipley and Andre Caldwell) in the fold with Chad Ochocinco though, it wouldn't be that surprising if they decided they no longer needed to deal with the headache that Bryant's been thus far and tried to negotiate some sort of deal with the wideout.

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Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: August 18, 2010 10:06 am
 

Could the Bengals be bailing on Antonio Bryant?

Bryant has already practiced he is inelgible to be put on the PUP.  The Bengals would have to carry him and cut another player that can play.  With the signing of T.O. and the plays Shipley has been making it is more and more likely Bryant will be waived in one way or another. 



Since: Oct 9, 2008
Posted on: August 17, 2010 9:46 am
 

Could the Bengals be bailing on Antonio Bryant?

I totally agree with you Katz Bryant is only 29 years old. T.O is a one year thing so why release Bryant when you can just PUP him.
The Bengals did it with Chris Perry a bunch of times why would they be so willing to instantly release Bryant after just signing him. Would make absolutely no sense to me at all.



Since: May 15, 2007
Posted on: August 17, 2010 9:11 am
 

Could the Bengals be bailing on Antonio Bryant?

 Why not PUP him? Let him heal up and let the offense go on without him. T.O. is on a one year deal right? Well if that doesn't work out you still have Bryant under contract and can just move on from Owens. I wasn't a big fan of the Bryant signing before, but since they already spent the money they should probably wait and see how Owens turns out.


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