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Antonio Bryant's agent hasn't heard about settlement

If the Bengals want to reach an injury settlement with wide receiver Antonio Bryant, someone forgot to tell his agent.

With rumors swirling that Bryant could be on the outs in Cincinnati, his agent Lamont Smith told Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com that he hasn’t heard from the team

“That would be the protocol,” Smith said. “Because you would think they
would call and say, ‘This isn’t going the way we thought and let’s try
and do something.’ From what I understand, things have progressed the
past week.”

Those “things” include Bryant’s health.  He thinks he could return to the field soon.

Of course it’s possible that the Bengals would simply cut Bryant and eat the money they paid him without even trying to reach an injury settlement.   They could also place him on injured reserve.

That’s the problem with Bryant’s situation: Everything seemingly remains possible regarding his future, no matter how much speculation there has been about his release.

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10 Responses to “Antonio Bryant's agent hasn't heard about settlement”
  1. Floriohatescincy says: Aug 27, 2010 12:10 PM

    Mike Brown doesn’t willingly release folks who he’s invested a ton of money in, its just not how he operates. Bryant will either remain on the 53 man roster or be put on IR, all this business about his pending release is pretty hard to believe. ‘Course, I’ve been wrong before, not this time though.

  2. leftdust says: Aug 27, 2010 12:26 PM

    The ’08 Bryant was an absolute stud – that’s what the Bengals signed – huge mistake – move on.

  3. Fat_Old_Sun says: Aug 27, 2010 12:42 PM

    Well, he makes 3 million more if he is on the roster.
    Not sure about IR.

  4. Zach says: Aug 27, 2010 12:46 PM

    “That’s the problem with Bryant’s situation: Everything seemingly remains possible regarding his future, no matter how much speculation there has been about his release.”
    That being siad, PFT will give you daily updates, which are not really updates since it will just be more speculation.

  5. fatediesel says: Aug 27, 2010 12:53 PM

    Of course it’s possible that the Bengals would simply cut Bryant and eat the money they paid him without even trying to reach an injury settlement.
    Wait, so you’re telling me it’s possible they could get money back from Bryant? I figured he gets the money paid plus a settlement for this year’s salary. If I were Bryant I wouldn’t give them a penny and I’d try to sign with an AFC North team once I was healthy and try to burn them.

  6. Floriohatescincy says: Aug 27, 2010 1:01 PM

    Fat_Old_Sun: Bengals are pot committed at this point. They’ve already invested well over double that amount already, and he’s signed for three more years after this one. The smart gamble is to keep him, if he can play this year or next, especially at a high level, then they’ve won. If he can’t go next training camp/OTA’s, then you cut him (provided there’s a season).

  7. Law-Deezie says: Aug 27, 2010 1:11 PM

    Considering the “BUNGLES” have the worst ownership in professional sports and the fact that they truly “SUCK” as a football team…..does it really matter what they do????

  8. GIBoxer5 says: Aug 27, 2010 1:25 PM

    Add this to the long list of reasons Bengals fans love Mike Brown. Just an opinion but I’m pretty sure Andre Smith pulled the exact same “jedi mind trick” on old Mikey Boy that AB has. Same situation, guy participates in one practice then collects the paycheck while rehabing an injury that didn’t happen in a Bengals uniform.. and the Brown family can’t figure out why they can’t sell games out anymore… I love the Bengals but am SO TIRED of the amatures at the top!!!

  9. Mike Lee says: Aug 27, 2010 4:49 PM

    As a Bengals fan it does seem like Florio Hates Cincy. Our posts are just speculations but the players deal with the ramifications in their contracts. Why try to stir up a deal that has yet to go sour?
    Mike Brown tends to get attracted to certain guys (ala Jerry Jones) and he pays them well so that they produce. Nothing wrong with that.
    I became a Bengals fan for three reasons: Marvin Lewis, Ocho, and HATERS.
    So g’head Florio hate on Cincy…Who DEy Love!

  10. King Buccaneer says: Aug 27, 2010 6:12 PM

    My Bucs aren’t looking so cheap now… HAH
    Good Luck AB, but I’m GLAD you aren’t crying your way to the bank here in Tampa anymore.

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