May 122012


Antonio Bryant has two seasons over 1000 or more receiving yards in his career, both in contract years. In the rest of his career, he has averaged less than 600 yards per season. He’s also coming off of a season plagued by leg injuries and he’s had problems with pretty much every coach he’s ever had. He’s also been suspended for a year in his career once before for falling a drug test. Is that the kind of guy you want to pay 28 million over 4 years to? That’s how much Anquan Boldin got in his extension for the Ravens. All the Bengals had to do was give up that much money and two mid round picks and they could have gotten Boldin, a much more talented high character guy. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think the last thing the Bengals needed was to give another low character guy a longterm deal.

Grade: C-


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