When it comes to receivers, Pete Carroll apparently has attached a revised version of the Statue of Liberty plaque outside the Seahawks’ facility.
Two years after reclaiming Mike Williams, one of the various top-10 wideout busts of the Millen era (at least they were able to grift the Cowboys in a trade for Roy Williams), Carroll and company are now giving a shot to a receiver who has been out of the game for two full seasons.
Per multiple reports, Antontio Bryant will join the team’s mandatory minicamp this week on a tryout basis.
Bryant, who played for the Cowboys, Browns, 49ers, and Buccaneers before a knee injury kept him from ever suiting up for the Bengals after inking a four-year, $28 million contract in 2010, has been out of the game for two seasons.
The decision to give Bryant, 31, a look-see after two seasons of inactivity is another backhanded slap to the prospects of Terrell Owens, who not only can’t get a job on a 90-man roster but also can’t get so much as a tire-kicking. (Actually, it was Bryant’s balky knee that opened the door for T.O. in Cincinnati two seasons ago. Otherwise, Owens would be two seasons and counting out of the NFL.)
Then again, Bryant hasn’t been spouting off to anyone and everyone about the external reasons for his current predicament. Though discretion may not be enough to get Bryant a job, it got him a tryout — and that’s more than Owens can say.