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Antonio Bryant released by Bengals, Coles by Jets

Posted on: August 29, 2010 1:17 pm
Edited on: August 29, 2010 2:04 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The Bengals somehow found themselves overstocked at the previously thin wideout position, and many wondered if they regretted signing Antonio Bryant as a free agent in the offseason. The answer appears to be "yes," because the team announced today that they have released Bryant, a move that has been anticipated for a few days .

That's according to the official Bengals' Twitter feed, where they announced that "Antonio Bryant released along with Mike Windt."

The Maxwell adage about being "big enough to admit mistakes, smart enough to profit from them and strong enough to correct them" has never been so true -- the Bengals overpaid for Bryant (when they could have just signed eventual Bengal Terrell Owens in the first place) and once they got Owens and rookie Jordan Shipley on board, realized they didn't need him.

With his health issues clearly too much for him to overcome in order to get on the football field, they apparently decided the best move was simply to cut him and move on.

Bryant will go down as one of the worst Bengals' personnel decisions in a few years (which is almost epically impressive), because, even provided that they reach some sort of settlement with him, he never saw the field for Cincy. And while Andre Smith -- to name another recent blunder -- is a jiggling pile of draft day embarrassment, at least he wasn't the equivalent of flushing several million dollars down the toilet, like Bryant.Upd

Update (1:45) : I somehow forgot to mention that Laveranues Coles was cut by the Jets. Which means it's gotta be a fun day to say "I make front office decisions for Cincinnati."

Update (2:00) : Joe Reedy reports that LaMont Smith, Bryant's agent, intends to pursue Bryant's base salary of $1.55 million for this year, saying, "Our opposition is you can’t cut a guy if he’s hurt. We know what the rules are. We expect to be paid his salary for the year."

So that should be a very cordial discussion and an easy million and a half to get from the Bengals.

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