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Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.



June 11, 2012 at 6:55 PM

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Report: Antonio Bryant to get tryout in Seattle

Antonio Bryant gets a chance with the Seahawks
By Jason La Canfora, CBS Sports

Wide receiver Antonio Bryant will get a tryout with the Seahawks at this week's minicamp, according to a report from Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.

Bryant has been a really productive NFL receiver. At least he was four years ago when he had a career-high 1,248 yards receiving.

He also hasn't played the past two seasons. The Bengals signed him in 2010 to a significant contract, which included some $8 million up front, but he never played a down for the team.

He has certainly had an eventful career since entering the NFL in 2002. A former winner of the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top collegiate receiver, Bryant was chosen by the Cowboys in the second round out of Pitt. He later played for the Browns, the 49ers and the Buccaneers before the lost season in Cincinnati.

Along the way, he has thrown a sweaty jersey into the face of Bill Parcells, then his head coach (Dallas in 2004) and during his only season with the 49ers was arrested on suspicion of DUI after allegedly driving his orange Lamborghini faster than 100 mph. He was suspended four games by the NFL, and did not play at all the following year, though he did sue the NFL regarding its right to force him to submit to drug tests.

Now 31, Bryant has the same kind of chance that Mike Williams made the most of in Seattle two years ago, which is to resuscitate an NFL career that many have deemed to be over.


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