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Conflicting reports continue regarding Antonio Bryant's future

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.

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33 Responses to “Conflicting reports continue regarding Antonio Bryant's future”
  1. BigMikeSkinsFan says: Aug 26, 2010 4:02 PM

    I wonder how conflicting the reports would be if you didnt jump at every rumor or piece of gossip and actually investigated. you know, like journalists do.

  2. JDow says: Aug 26, 2010 4:02 PM

    Like every player believed to be on the move lets hear the Seahawks whispers.

  3. 7370355q$ says: Aug 26, 2010 4:09 PM

    This whole situation is very unfortunate for the bengals, if healthy i think he’s the best receiver on that team.

  4. sethb22 says: Aug 26, 2010 4:12 PM

    Apparently the Bucs were smart. where is the love PFT

  5. dolphinfiegl99 says: Aug 26, 2010 4:15 PM

    Antonio Bryant Come Play With Brandon Marshall In Miami Please!
    GO DOLPHINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Florio-is-a-tool says: Aug 26, 2010 4:17 PM

    BigMikeSkinsFan, you do know what the name of this site is don’t you? Is it 60 Minutes – NFL? No. Chill, relax and find another site that meets your high standards.

  7. Tom Selleck says: Aug 26, 2010 4:20 PM

    Those cheap Glazers!!!

  8. madmike77 says: Aug 26, 2010 4:20 PM

    Some of Florio’s stuff is more rumor than fact, but this one certainly wouldn’t be a shocker.
    Bryant’s status has been up in the air for a while – it’s the main reason Owens is a Bengal now. There’s not really much new here. I wouldn’t be shocked if they cut him – yeah they’d have to eat a $7 million bonus (in an uncapped year so no big deal) but they would save themselves another $3 million right off the bat.
    You do have to wonder about the Bengals medical staff though. They gave Bryant a clean bill of health before he signed his fat new contract.

  9. ejtowne says: Aug 26, 2010 4:20 PM

    Bryant was not a good fit for the Bengals anyway. T.O. was a much better choice, I bet they wish they would of taken him over Bryant while they had a chance. People can talk all the sh-t they want about Owens, but in the end he will prevail like he always does.

  10. In & Out Burger says: Aug 26, 2010 4:29 PM

    I said this guy was a terrible pick up and no one believed me. Then I said he was going to get cut the day they signed TO and no one believed me. Then they came for the Jews and…

  11. Raw Deal says: Aug 26, 2010 4:33 PM

    So, the media outlets have completely covered their asses from every angle, now they can all say that they were right–no matter what happens?! What a “Bitch” move.

  12. Football says: Aug 26, 2010 4:43 PM

    The Bengals don’t really need Bryant anyway. They look loaded at WR. TO and Shipley have looked really, really good in preseason.

  13. kmynatt says: Aug 26, 2010 4:44 PM

    You people make me laugh… You click on a link called RUMOR CENTRAL and you bitch about them reporting rumors. WTF?

  14. nanner12wojo says: Aug 26, 2010 4:46 PM

    I think the Vikings should offer up a 5th or 6th round pick for the guy.
    Camarillo is insurance for Harvin’s migraines. Berrian is a deep threat speedster type. They don’t have a big target that can go up and get balls. Bryant is better than any other options on the team or on the market….

  15. AlCortez says: Aug 26, 2010 4:48 PM

    Door #4, ring up the vikes…

  16. heyguru says: Aug 26, 2010 4:56 PM

    According to my sources, the Carolina Panthers have no interest in him. They really wish they could put all their WR’s on injured reserve and just run draw plays on 3rd-and-20 until Hell freezes over. True, it’s rarely successful, but it shows determination and moxey. Whatever moxey is….

  17. Slow Joe says: Aug 26, 2010 4:57 PM

    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.
    Wow, talk about some in-depth analysis! Exactly which option did Reedy rule out? Using a rifle to shoot Bryant’s other knee?

  18. TheRedBengal says: Aug 26, 2010 5:11 PM

    Why isn’t Florio on this story? After all, he’s the first one who said that the Bengals would release Bryant

  19. shannscott2000 says: Aug 26, 2010 5:20 PM

    BigMikeSkinsFan says:
    August 26, 2010 4:02 PM
    I wonder how conflicting the reports would be if you didnt jump at every rumor or piece of gossip and actually investigated. you know, like journalists do.
    ————————————————–
    He’s not a journalist, dude. And you’re reading something call ‘Latest News and Rumors’. Maybe you should stop complaining…or go read a newspaper, if you can find one.

  20. LORENZO@UD says: Aug 26, 2010 5:25 PM

    WOW, a good wideout that cant stay healthy. The best option is probably to settle and cut your losses. Get healthy Antonio.

  21. AlanWeiss says: Aug 26, 2010 5:33 PM

    One option that you neglect to mention is one that MDS reported a few hours ago, ehem, on PFT, that Bryant was close to returning and that he will play for the bengals this year. PFT is a great site, check it out 3G….full of sources for your future articles.

  22. Hype says: Aug 26, 2010 5:45 PM

    # BigMikeSkinsFan says: August 26, 2010 4:02 PM
    I wonder how conflicting the reports would be if you didnt jump at every rumor or piece of gossip and actually investigated. you know, like journalists do.
    I dont know about you but every time i come on to this site to read the articles, I have to click on the tab that reads “Latest news and Rumors”. Pretty self explanatory and easy to figure out for even the most simple minded people.

  23. nanner12wojo says: Aug 26, 2010 5:50 PM

    I think the Vikings should offer up a 5th or 6th round pick for the guy.
    Camarillo is insurance for Harvin’s migraines. Berrian is a deep threat speedster type. They don’t have a big target that can go up and get balls. Bryant is better than any other options on the team or on the market….

  24. Joel_mac5 says: Aug 26, 2010 5:52 PM

    Shipley is already the best #3 on the roster. See ya, slacker.

  25. SATAN567 says: Aug 26, 2010 6:08 PM

    Find another site, SkinsFan. You are a gay man truly representative of the trash hanging around our Nation’s Capitol.

  26. TLong says: Aug 26, 2010 6:43 PM

    I live in Dayton and the latest news that I have on Bryant is that he is working out but is not practicing as of yet. His knee is improving and he may be ready at the start of the season. Whether that is true or not is anyone’s guess. I would have thought if the Bengals were going to cut him they would have done it by now. Since they have not cut him perhaps is knee is getting better. It is starting to look like one of those stay tuned type of things.

  27. BigMikeSkinsFan says: Aug 26, 2010 6:53 PM

    Florio-is-a-tool says:
    August 26, 2010 4:17 PM
    BigMikeSkinsFan, you do know what the name of this site is don’t you? Is it 60 Minutes – NFL? No. Chill, relax and find another site that meets your high standards.
    _____________________________
    your name is “florio is a tool” and you want anyone to take what you have to say seriously?

  28. TheToolofTools says: Aug 26, 2010 8:08 PM

    Bryant is a money pit.
    If he can’t dance on the pole now,
    he isn’t going to look better later.

  29. WhoDey_Man says: Aug 26, 2010 8:28 PM

    kmynatt says:
    August 26, 2010 4:44 PM
    You people make me laugh… You click on a link called RUMOR CENTRAL and you bitch about them reporting rumors. WTF?
    what you mean YOU PEOPLE?? just kidding. seriously, bengals luck strikes again. at least it wasn’t a brand new draft pick this time (see: KiJana Carter, “the franchise” Kenny Irons, Dennis Weathersby, etc.) but my GOD what terrible luck!!

  30. Bradenton Buc says: Aug 26, 2010 8:31 PM

    TO is a one year contract, so they should keep him. The Bucs don’t want him back.

  31. SoFlor Steeler says: Aug 26, 2010 8:57 PM

    Here is the proof that PFT has either A) the dumbest or B) most sarcastic followers…
    7370355q$ says:
    August 26, 2010 4:09 PM
    This whole situation is very unfortunate for the bengals, if healthy i think he’s the best receiver on that team.
    I vote for option A.

  32. Jungle Juice says: Aug 26, 2010 9:38 PM

    If they are cutting him now I would think they are thinking they could get some of his bonus money back by saying he withheld injury info. If not, why not wait a week or two or put him on IR so you have him next year?

  33. cantgetenough says: Aug 27, 2010 10:41 AM

    Rosenthal, why is this a NYG story?

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