There are bigger names out there, but the first wide receiver to meet with the Bengals this offseason will be Antonio Bryant.
Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports Antonio Bryant will visit Cincinnati on Tuesday. Bryant has been connected to the Bengals less than Terrell Owens and Brandon Marshall, but he makes a lot more sense.
At 29, Bryant is still in his prime. Unlike Owens, Bryant has deep speed to complement Cincinnati’s short passing attack. Unlike Marshall, Bryant doesn’t cost any trade compensation to acquire. And Bryant fits that whole “second chance” vibe Mike Brown loves so much.
The Bengals hold all the cards here. Bryant’s market has been slow to develop and Cincinnati has other options if Bryant seeks too much money.
This is a marriage that makes a lot of sense for both sides.