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Without ever donning the No. 19 he received after giving up No. 81 to Terrell Owens, wide receiver Antonio Bryant was released by the Bengals Sunday in ending their most disappointing chapter ever in free agency.

 

Also released was hometown long snapper Mike Windt, the rookie free agent out of Elder High School and the University of Cincinnati. Safety Gibril Wilson was put on season-ending injured reserve with a torn ACL and MCL, but the Bengals still have to make a move with two more players to get to 75 players on the roster by Tuesday.

 

Even though the move has been speculated ever since the Bengals agreed with Terrell Owens July 27, the decision to cut Bryant is still stunning. And the fact they did it without reaching an injury settlement or at least putting him on season-ending injured reserve is even more surprising. It also indicates they must be totally convinced that Bryant's knee injury is serious enough that it was time to cut ties even though they gave him a $7 million signing bonus in March and signed him to a four-year deal.

 

It is believed that Bryant was due about another $1.5 million if he was on the roster Opening Day and a lesser figure if he'd been put on injured reserve. The Bengals went with the most decisive available option to them after he went to rehab following the first practice of training camp July 29, a practice he went through gingerly on the left knee he orginally injured last year in Tampa Bay.

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He got 7 Mil to practice once it doesn't suck to be him. :D

 

Beat me to it. :D

 

 

 

I'd love to have that gig. Now he doesn't even have to be under constant observance from team trainers, he can pretty much sit around and bide his time and spend his new 7 mil while he waits until its time to work out for next year. One big season has made Antonio Bryant. He was pretty highly touted coming out of Pitt, but he done nothing while playing for the Cowboys. I remember Parcells wouldn't even let him put a star on his helmet one year until camp was almost all the way over with.

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