Tony Romo told Watkins that Bryant reached out to him prior to Tuesday to tell him he would miss the first day because of a family matter. Romo also said that Bryant “looked good. ”
We don’t think Bryant’s presence (or absence) is a huge story, but it was interesting to see the reaction in Dallas. Following his absence on Tuesday, the Dallas Morning News reported Bryant would not have been cleared to participate anyhow because of the fractured right fibula that ended his 2010 season.
So either that a bogus excuse was unnecessarily floated to the media to cover for Bryant or the kid is going against team orders by practicing again. We’d bet on the former.