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Antonio Bryant

When the Cincinnati Bengals signed Terrell Owens, it looked like a sign that they had major concerns about Antonio Bryant's(notes) ability to contribute in 2010.

As it turns out, they did. So much so, in fact, that they cut him today. They just straight up, outright axed Bryant, eating the $8 million in guaranteed money that they gave him back in March.

In the end, the Bengals gave Bryant that $8 million for 172 days of practicing. Poorly.

That's not a good return on investment for the Bengals. This is the kind of thing that gets people fired. Sure, everyone will whiff on a free agent or a draft pick once in a while, but when a guy gets heavy guaranteed dollars and he doesn't even stick on the roster through the preseason? That's a big one.

Even worse, it was a preventable screw-up. It's not like Bryant's production took a nosedive, or he got lazy after signing a big contract. It's not like he just never fit into the Bengals' system. He simply wasn't healthy.

 

You knew there was gonna be a post! Sign Antonio Bryant or not? I think he's an immediate upgrade over any one we have besides Santana Clause, if healthy. So let me hear it, in or out?

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