Antonio Bryant has given the Cincinnati Bengals about one day of training camp practice since they signed him to a four-year, $28 million contract this offseason. It’s safe to say that signing him was a mistake. His balky knee has prevented him from adding anything to the team.
Now, a source tells Bob Glauber of Newsday that the Bengals are pretty much prepared to move on from Bryant.
Does that mean that he’s going to be cut soon? Not necessarily.
Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer says that it’s much more likely that the Bengals stash him on injured reserve rather than cut him. If they just decided to release him, they’d be out the $7 million they gave him up front.
Bryant’s agent hasn’t heard any talk of him being cut either.
“From what I understand, things have progressed the past week,” he said with regards to Bryant’s knee. However, clicking on the article that has that quote on the Bengals’ official website takes you to a page that says “The Article may have expired or has been deleted.” Not sure what that means.
We happen to think more along the lines of Reedy. Why get rid of the guy and lose all that money? If his knee gets healthy he could be a nice addition next year.