It’s been ten days since the last report we’ve seen that Antonio Bryant may never play for the Bengals, and the situation has only grown more confusing.
Bob Glauber of Newsday credits a source that believes Bryant is done with the team. (Warning: Subscriber only link.) “It’s his understanding that the team is prepared to move on without him and eat the signing bonus,” Glauber writes.
The report is hedged somewhat by saying the Bengals will move on “barring a change of heart.” What could change it? Perhaps Bryant getting back on the field.
Meanwhile, our man on the mean Cincinnati streets Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer believes that three options remain possible. The Bengals could cut Bryant with an injury settlement, place him on injured reserve, or simply keep him.
Reedy thinks that injured reserve is the most likely option. Unless the Bengals get some huge discount on an injury settlement, they may be better off stashing Bryant and seeing how he looks in 2011.