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Update: Antonio Bryant’s Situation

Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports spoke with a number of league sources that indicated that Antonio Bryant may never fully recover from his knee injury which could cost him the rest of his career.

“The guy can’t stay healthy at this point.  He gets to the point that he’s feeling good, then it swells on him again.  When that keeps happening, that’s a very strong indication that there are structural problems.”

Byrant’s agent indicated that he plans on playing this season and has no plans to have another surgery on his knee. He could still seek compensation from the Bengals for cutting him while he was injured which could an additional $176,000 per week to his pay out of $7.85 million.

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Since Antonio Bryant elected to have knee surgery this offseason, his career has been some what of a roller coaster.

After undergoing the surgery, the Cincinnati Bengals signed him to a four-year $28 million dollar deal only cut him five months later. Bryant never looked like he was in playing shape during his time with the Bengals which begs the questions: why would they have committed so much money to a player that had this much risk?

ESPN’s Bill Williamson added the whole AFC West to the list of potential suitors and suggested that the Oakland Raiders may be his best option. It’s worth noting that his blog specifically covers the AFC West so this article is basically suggesting that all team within the division have problems at wide-receiver.

The San Fransisco Chronicle spoke with Raider head coach Tom Cable who said that: “We haven’t had any of those kind of discussions at this point,” coach Tom Cable said Sunday night “Right now, we’re more focused on our group.”

It would be surprising to see any one of the teams who are in need of help at the wide-receiver position jump at Bryant until they are certain that he’s able to take the field.