Brian Banks wasn’t the only player attending Seahawks minicamp in hopes of landing a contract with the team.
As reported earlier this week, wide receiver Antonio Bryant was also in Seattle this week. He took part in all three days of minicamp and practiced throughout, which is a good sign about the state of his knee after two years away from the game because of injury. Bryant was pleased about that, but the state of the rest of him was a bit of a problem.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said that Bryant maintained strong football instincts, but that he was also clearly not in football shape. As a result, he won’t be signing with the Seahawks right now.
“When we get a chance to see him in really great condition I think he would be a competitive aspect of this thing,” Carroll said, via Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times. “He’s not there right now though. He’s a ways away and he admits that he has not been working out in the kind of setting that he needs to be at his best, so we’ll see what happens.”
Bryant has two 1,000-yard seasons in his past and he’s averaged more than 15 yards per catch over the course of his career. He’ll need to whip himself into shape to have a chance to post any more numbers like that.