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What are your thoughts on picking him up if he is indeed released?


The agent for wide receiver Antonio Bryant said Thursday that he is not aware of the Bengals planning to release his client.

Reacting to a tweet from Newsday that said the Bengals are preparing to cut Bryant, Lamont Smith said he has not heard from the club and he thinks he would so they could reach an injury settlement before releasing him.

“That would be the protocol,” Smith said. “Because you would think they would call and say, ‘This isn’t going the way we thought and let’s try and do something.’ From what I understand, things have progressed the past week.”

If the Bengals are planning to cut him, Bryant doesn’t know it, either, because a couple of hours before the tweet he talked to the Cincinnati media Thursday and said he’s encouraged by the progress of the knee he originally injured in Tampa last preseason and says he’s “really close.”

Smith said now that the problem has been located - it’s not so much in the knee but in the structures around it such as the quadriceps muscles - there is hope that he’ll progress even quicker.

It’s not the first time a Bryant release has been speculated, so there could be some legs to it. If it is that imminent, it could come as soon as Tuesday when the Bengals have to cut to 75. But Bryant was adamant that he’ll be back.

He compared the situation to 2007, when he sat out the season after personal problems and had a Comeback Player of the Year season Tampa in 2008 with 83 catches for 1,248 yards.

Click for the rest of the story, and I remeber there was talk about him coming here in March.


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Why do people love this guy?

I don't love him, just wanted everyones thoughts, i think Anthony Armstrong is going to turn out to be a gem, I just read a story on him and will link it, Dolphins fans are thinking they lost out on him:

Anthony Armstrong (remember him?) is the talk of DC

by: Ethan J. Skolnick August 26th, 2010 | 12:32 PM

When the Dolphins cut ties with Anthony Armstrong, I didn’t expect we’d hear much about the receiver again.

He was one of those mini-camp marvels (think J.R. Tolver, Brian Manning, Robert Baker) who didn’t ultimate make the cut here, even though Bill Parcells was intrigued by his speed.

But Armstrong has become the third-biggest story of Redskins training camp, behind Albert Haynesworth’s excuses and Donovan McNabb’s transition.

Armstrong is getting snaps in place of veteran Joey Galloway, and he looks like a lock.

Here’s a long profile on him, published in one of the area’s newspapers.

Maybe Armstrong just needed more time.

Maybe that applies now to some of the Dolphins’ current young receivers, like Patrick Turner, Roberto Wallace or Marlon Moore.

But it will be interesting to see if Armstrong becomes a legitimate NFL player, and thus might have been the deep threat that the Dolphins are still seeking.


In another article here is what the Coach of the Fins said, looks like he has learned allot and maybe it is all falling into place for him and us:

coach Tony Sparano:

On Anthony Armstrong: "I think his offseason work that he put in from March 30 until May 18, with the bubble work that we did two days a week, you can really tell the difference in his route-running from a year ago until now. He understands his speed is his weapon but only when he uses it appropriately. He can't just outrun everybody. He has to have proper technique getting off the jam and getting good, clean releases and he's done a really good job this spring of working on his releases so now he can use his speed. Otherwise the cornerbacks are good enough to wall him to the outside and not let him use his speed and now he's ineffective."

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because he loves them back.

Oh snap!

I would say give him a tryout, but considering he's still injured which is why T.O. is now a Bengal...who's roster spot are you gonna give up for him to ride the bench half the season in hopes that he can play soon and be productive?

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The key here is Bruce Allen.

1. We wanted to bring him in before the season.

2. Allen brought him in during his time in Tampa.

3. Bryant was solid (in spurts) in Tampa.

4. We aren't exactly set at WR.

If we wanted to bring in an outside WR, pending physical, I'm guessing Bryant will top the list.

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In response to the Anthony Armstrong article, THAT is what we should be getting from the papers in DC. That's good journalism, pick up a small story and write about it.

Instead we get more Haynesworth crap.

Agreed. Great story.

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