Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

29 Aug 2010

Antonio Bryant Released By Bengals

The mercurial career of Antonio Bryant continues. The Bengals released Bryant today despite signing him to a four-year, $28 million contract with nearly $8 million in guaranteed money earlier this offseason.

Bob Glauber of Newsday originally reported that the Bengals were considering releasing Bryant.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 29 Aug 2010

15 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2010, 11:08am by Chocolate City


by fek9wnr (not verified) :: Sun, 08/29/2010 - 2:21pm

Knee problem aside, this guy must be an unbelievable jackass for teams to cast aside his undeniable talent.

by DA Baracus (not verified) :: Sun, 08/29/2010 - 5:44pm

If he used his "undeniable" talent, maybe he'd have a regular job.

by FireOmarTomlin :: Sun, 08/29/2010 - 2:54pm

KCW, Bungholes!!!


Men are more ready to repay an injury than a benefit because gratitude is a burden and revenge a pleasure.

by David :: Sun, 08/29/2010 - 3:46pm

Stay classy...

by dsouten :: Sun, 08/29/2010 - 5:44pm

I suppose you got lost on the way to the Pro Football Talk comments section.

by buzzorhowl (not verified) :: Sun, 08/29/2010 - 3:40pm

Apparently this dude is the Sex Pistols of the NFL.

by Hari-Kiri Bengals Fan (not verified) :: Sun, 08/29/2010 - 5:09pm

Our crack (-addicted) medical staff strikes again. Coles last year, Bryant this year. It'd be nice if Mike Brown would spend some money on doctors, trainers, maybe an actual practice bubble...

by Never Surrender (not verified) :: Sun, 08/29/2010 - 9:18pm

So does he, in fact, get that $8 million guaranteed? If so, that's one hell of an offseason.

by Theo :: Mon, 08/30/2010 - 6:52am

Yes to that question.
That's what I thought this morning. 8M for (not) learning a playbook and showing up at trainingcamp. (injured)
The kicker is that he is an unrestricted free agent and can get another signing bonus. But I doubt anyone will take a chance on his knee.

by The Other Ben Johnson (not verified) :: Mon, 08/30/2010 - 10:07am

You doubt anyone (Redskins) will take a chance (Redskins) on his knee?

I can't think of anybody either.

by Joe T. :: Mon, 08/30/2010 - 12:07pm

Princess is looking for someone to play catch with.

by dryheat :: Mon, 08/30/2010 - 8:50am

This just seems dumb on management's part. If I remember correctly, his contract for 10 million, 7 of which had already been paid. So for 3 million more you could keep him as insurance and a weekly inactive until he's ready to play, or move him to the IR with an eye to releasing him with an injury settlement. In this case, the injury settlement would be to return a portion of the signing bonus. In return, he could sign another contract with another team and get paid again, as well as play football this year.

by Cincy Sucker (not verified) :: Mon, 08/30/2010 - 9:27am

Cincinnati Management acting stupid and not knowing the Ins/Outs of football? Some in-law that has a management position isn't going to get their full bonus this year.

by MilkmanDanimal :: Mon, 08/30/2010 - 9:48am

When a team as WR-starved as the Bucs let him go, it's kind of a sign, no?

If he's even vaguely physically healthy, I'd assume he's off to the Rams.

by Chocolate City (not verified) :: Tue, 08/31/2010 - 11:08am

Couldn't the Bills use anything provided the corpse doesn't stink too badly?