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With T.O. in the fold, Antonio Bryant could be headed for PUP list

So what will the Bengals do, now that they’ve added Terrell Owens to a receiver depth chart that includes Chad Ochocinco and Antonio Bryant?

Per a league source, Bryant is a strong candidate to land on the Physically Unable to Perform list to start training camp.  The source says that it’s believed Bryant won’t be ready to practice when camp opens, given lingering knee problems.

The move would open the door for Owens to earn a starting spot across from Chad Ochocinco, which would also make it easier for T.O. to reach all or most of the $2 million in performance-based incentives he is eligible to earn.

The Bengals signed Bryant to a four-year, $28 million contract in March, not long after T.O. visited the team.  There has been some scuttlebutt that the Bengals could cut the cord on Bryant; much of that depends on the amount of money they’d lose by cutting him, versus the amount of additional money they’d avoid paying out by not having him around.

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46 Responses to “With T.O. in the fold, Antonio Bryant could be headed for PUP list”
  1. Contra says: Jul 27, 2010 5:53 PM

    Please tell me what Favre is up to right now!

  2. Florio_Jr. says: Jul 27, 2010 5:53 PM

    Wow. They sign him to an identical contract they gave LaVerneaus Coles and BAM! Doesn’t look good. Maybe a one-and-done. Hopefully not, I have alot of respect for AB.

  3. 7370355q$ says: Jul 27, 2010 5:55 PM

    Nagging injuries suck, just when you fell you’re better the injury bug strikes you again it’s frustrating.

  4. Bech72 says: Jul 27, 2010 5:56 PM

    Really hoping that Bryant is ready to go when the season starts and that he stays, having Chad, T.O., Bryant and Shipley and Caldwell would make for one helluva receiving group.
    I was hoping that Simpson would finally get it and see the field but it looks like we’re gearing up for a run so what can ya do? Briscoe, Simpson, Jones and Cosby will battle for that last spot (assuming we only keep 6 and that Bryant is available) which isn’t a bad problem to have.

  5. BuckeyeBengal says: Jul 27, 2010 6:01 PM

    The organization has said this signing has nothing to do with Bryant. I don’t know who your NFL source is, but there are a few sources close to the organization saying AB was fine in Arizona. We’ll see when training camp rolls around Thursday.

  6. Wonka says: Jul 27, 2010 6:03 PM

    Matt Jones is probably snorting coke off of Marvin Lewis’s balls right now trying to keep his job.

  7. TheRedBengal says: Jul 27, 2010 6:03 PM

    You PFT guys make more stuff up than Chris Mortenson. The Bengals aren’t even remotely considering releasing Bryant. Why would they sign him to a 4 year deal and release him before he even plays a game?
    Quit stirring the pot, and actually do some investigative journalism

  8. db3300 says: Jul 27, 2010 6:03 PM

    Let’s see how Bengalfan feels about in a few months. With all of me-first receivers on this team, things should implode pretty soon. Not that it matters. This team still doesn’t scare anyone.

  9. TryTheVeal says: Jul 27, 2010 6:09 PM

    The REAL housewives of Cinncinnati……Coming this fall…..

  10. WhoDeySood5 says: Jul 27, 2010 6:12 PM

    Ocho, TO on the edges….Shipley in the slot w/Gresham and Kelly/Coffman in a 2 TE set…..
    or the same thing w/ any one of our stud backs out of the backfield…watcha gonna do Balit/Pitt/Cleveland…..

  11. Bob Nelson says: Jul 27, 2010 6:16 PM

    The hardest talking least productive receiving corps in the NFL.
    They never met a microphone they didn’t like.

  12. Funky Drummer says: Jul 27, 2010 6:18 PM

    “Matt Jones is probably snorting coke off of Marvin Lewis’s balls right now trying to keep his job.”
    @Wonka – That was hilarious!

  13. steelcityrapists says: Jul 27, 2010 6:18 PM

    Wonka says:
    July 27, 2010 6:03 PM
    Matt Jones is probably snorting coke off of Marvin Lewis’s balls right now trying to keep his job.
    ————————————————
    There is no way that you do not have some type of mental illness.

  14. nigel_hugginsworth says: Jul 27, 2010 6:19 PM

    I really wish HBO could film two Hard Knocks teams simultaneously.
    I never thought I’d see the day when Adam “Pac Man” Jones would be the boring one on his team.

  15. steelcityrapists says: Jul 27, 2010 6:19 PM

    TryTheVeal says:
    July 27, 2010 6:09 PM
    The REAL housewives of Cinncinnati……Com ing this fall…..
    ——————————————–
    You like boys?

  16. azlionsfan says: Jul 27, 2010 6:24 PM

    Can you really sniff coke off someone’s balls? Seems unlikely because of the ineffieciency of it.

  17. lurch says: Jul 27, 2010 6:32 PM

    Responding to: “TheRedBengal says:
    July 27, 2010 6:03 PM
    You PFT guys make more stuff up than Chris Mortenson. The Bengals aren’t even remotely considering releasing Bryant. Why would they sign him to a 4 year deal and release him before he even plays a game?
    Quit stirring the pot, and actually do some investigative journalism”
    Who said anything about releasing him? The PUP list doesn’t mean he gets released. Maybe you should learn your shit before you accuse people of making up stuff.

  18. car carpet says: Jul 27, 2010 6:33 PM

    who gets #81??

  19. ochostinko says: Jul 27, 2010 6:38 PM

    I agree with TheRedBengal. How many times did we read where your “sources” told you Tom Cable was getting fired? Or Tom Brady was going to sit out during training camp?
    Quit making shit up.

  20. whodey75 says: Jul 27, 2010 6:41 PM

    North Champions repeat! yes….. love all the Ravens fans on here pretending they aint skeered!

  21. Wonka says: Jul 27, 2010 6:50 PM

    Pacman
    Tank Jones
    Ochocinco
    TO
    Matt Jones
    Bernard Scott
    Cedric Benson
    Frostee Rucker
    How the hell can any sane person root for this train wreck of a team????
    A collection of turds like this always ends up together… Rotting in a toilet bowl, Cincinnati in this case.

  22. Mustard says: Jul 27, 2010 6:51 PM

    Was I the only one hoping that T.O. was going to be out of the league this year?
    Stick to your guns.

  23. Zach says: Jul 27, 2010 6:52 PM

    “Who said anything about releasing him? The PUP list doesn’t mean he gets released. Maybe you should learn your shit before you accuse people of making up stuff.”
    Read the last paragraph dude.

  24. Zach says: Jul 27, 2010 6:55 PM

    db3300 says:
    July 27, 2010 6:03 PM
    Let’s see how Bengalfan feels about in a few months. With all of me-first receivers on this team, things should implode pretty soon. Not that it matters. This team still doesn’t scare anyone.
    ———————————————
    Yeah, because the Ravens and Steelers have 0 issues on their teams.

  25. TryTheVeal says: Jul 27, 2010 7:15 PM

    @steelcityrapists
    ———————————
    Obviously you do……..too damn funny

  26. bigtrav425 says: Jul 27, 2010 7:18 PM

    wow..if they all can stay healthy they are going to tear it up!…i wouldnt even of gone after T.O ..Shipley is going to be a pretty Solid WR!

  27. kendog says: Jul 27, 2010 7:18 PM

    Another Florio fail!!

  28. notsosmart says: Jul 27, 2010 7:19 PM

    I thought Antonio Bryant was with the Bucs last season and if I am correct he had knee problems and was a loser for them.

  29. godlovestebowbuthatesyou says: Jul 27, 2010 7:19 PM

    # steelcityrapists says: July 27, 2010 6:18 PM
    Wonka says:
    July 27, 2010 6:03 PM
    Matt Jones is probably snorting coke off of Marvin Lewis’s balls right now trying to keep his job.
    ——————– ——————– ——–
    # steelcityrapists says: July 27, 2010 6:18 PM
    There is no way that you do not have some type of mental illness.
    —————————-
    Said the Rapist. C’mon, we’ve all put a little coke on their wiener to spice things up. Cut the man some slack.

  30. sandy70 says: Jul 27, 2010 7:31 PM

    WhoDeySood5 says:
    July 27, 2010 6:12 PM
    Ocho, TO on the edges….Shipley in the slot w/Gresham and Kelly/Coffman in a 2 TE set…..
    or the same thing w/ any one of our stud backs out of the backfield…watcha gonna do Balit/Pitt/Cleveland …..
    ———————————-
    Win a playoff game more often than every generation or so?
    The Bengals are still only the 3rd best football team in Ohio.

  31. Laxer37 says: Jul 27, 2010 7:43 PM

    I love the cockyness from fans of a team with a grand total of zero playoff wins in the last 19 years.
    During that span – two AFC North Championships followed up by your most hated division rivals going further from the wild card slot (Ravens conference semis, Steelers Superbowl champs).

  32. Nate is Gay for Brady says: Jul 27, 2010 7:48 PM

    Game….. set…… match.
    Squealers will get swept again.
    Ravens are either fat, old, or broken.
    The Browns just got flushed down my toilet.
    Bengals to the AFC Championship this year.

  33. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Jul 27, 2010 8:21 PM

    TMZ > PFT

  34. lakedog19352 says: Jul 27, 2010 8:31 PM

    Bech72,
    As for your list of “helluva receiving core”
    Chad………………slightly above average
    T.O……………….past prime
    Bryant……………injury riddled
    Shipley…………..who?
    Caldwell………….who?
    Briscoe……………..who?
    Simpson…………..who?
    Jones…………………who?
    Cosby……………….who?

  35. Arizona Buckeye says: Jul 27, 2010 8:36 PM

    The Bungles will suck as usual this year but it is going to be hysterical watching the two massive egos at WR collide all year. Palmer better work on his avoidance speeches because his press conferences are going to be all about these two – all year long! Way to go Bungles – you always keep us laughing!!!

  36. TheRedBengal says: Jul 27, 2010 8:59 PM

    Lurch, how bout you read the whole effing article before commenting, dumbass

  37. Jungle Juice says: Jul 27, 2010 9:08 PM

    Bryant’s knee checked out fine according to the Bengals.
    I love how the Steeler and Raven fans are predicting an “implosion”. That is the only way you can beat us so you had better hope we self destruct. You couldn’t beat us when we had NO passing game.

  38. Ravenator says: Jul 27, 2010 9:43 PM

    T.O. = Totally Overrated

  39. mos says: Jul 27, 2010 10:00 PM

    I cannot wait to watch this trainwreck….

  40. Crip2knight says: Jul 27, 2010 10:22 PM

    Jungle Juice!!!
    You are 100% dead on balls accurate. I was in a Pittsburgh suburb last week on business. Stopped at a local Wal-Mart and spotted several people wearing Bengals stuff. Oh how the mighty have fallen as a new dynasty emerges from Cincinnati Ohio, (Voted the cleanest well kept city in America) The Mighty Awesome Cincinnati Bengals!!!!!!!!

  41. numberfour says: Jul 27, 2010 10:39 PM

    had to go to kentucky for work a few weeks ago.
    saw a high speed chase soutbound thru the nasty on the way to the river.
    and the perp apparently got away.

  42. TheToolofTools says: Jul 27, 2010 10:42 PM

    Jungle Juice
    Steelerburgh has six rings and you have none.
    A new Dynasty in Cinciwhathehell?
    Your getting a stupid as those idiots in South Beach in basketball counting rings they haven’t won.

  43. Ravenator says: Jul 27, 2010 10:44 PM

    Crip2knight says:
    July 27, 2010 10:22 PM
    Jungle Juice!!!
    You are 100% dead on balls accurate. I was in a Pittsburgh suburb last week on business. Stopped at a local Wal-Mart and spotted several people wearing Bengals stuff. Oh how the mighty have fallen as a new dynasty emerges from Cincinnati Ohio, (Voted the cleanest well kept city in America) The Mighty Awesome Cincinnati Bengals!!!!!!!!
    ———————————————–
    You must live in a bubble….

  44. thedude says: Jul 27, 2010 10:45 PM

    Bengals.com has already refuted the claims of this post. Bryant is to suit up day 1 with the team.

  45. rocknrollsinger says: Jul 27, 2010 10:57 PM

    Can we follow this with a story praising Mark Dominick for not re-signing Bryant and decided to rebuild the Bucs receiving corps through the draft?
    Nah, we’ll probably get another story about what an idiot he is for not re-signing Big Fat Donald Penn.

  46. Danwhitmer says: Jul 28, 2010 12:17 AM

    I love all the Cincy fans who think they have the best team in football. They have 4 winning seasons since 1985!!!!! Come on now ATLEAST have 2 winning season in a row before talking it up lol I guess if you live in Ohio you need something to be happy about…..

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