Bengals release Bryant

The Cincinnati Bengals have released WR Antonio Bryant.

Bryant signed with the Bengals this past off-season. That deal was for four years and was worth $28 million.

Now the Bengals, by cutting Bryant, only owe him the guaranteed portion of his contract, which is around $8 million.

Bryant didn’t play at all for the Bengals in the 2010 preseason, due to recurring problems with his surgically repaired left knee.

That injury, which shortened Bryant’s 2009 season, made the decision easier for head coach Marvin Lewis.

The Bengals drafted two receivers and a tight end (Jordan Shipley, Dezmon Briscoe and Jermaine Gresham) this year. Coupling that with the signing of free-agent WR Terrell Owens made Bryant’s margin for error minimal.

Fortunately for Bryant, he still gets paid a lot of money without having to do any work.

Thanks for reading.

-Mike

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