Ex-Bengal Bryant to have bothersome knee examined, agent says


Antonio Bryant will see a doctor this week to determine the severity of his knee injury, according to his agent, Peter Schaffer.

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Schaffer said Wednesday that Bryant had been making progress in Cincinnati before the Bengals released him this weekend, but a timetable for a recovery -- if one is possible this season -- will be determined after further medical consultation.

The Bengals signed the wide receiver in March, guaranteeing him more than $7 million in 2010, but he couldn't practice more than one session because of the lingering injury. Bryant has a long history of knee problems, and some wonder if his career might be in jeopardy.

"We'll know exactly where we stand by the end of this week," Schaffer said. "Antonio has been working hard and doing everything he can to get back, and we'll see what the doctors tell us as far as when he might be able to get back on the field."

Bryant, an eight-year veteran, has 372 receptions for 5,685 yards and 30 touchdowns. His best season was 2008, when he posted career highs in catches (83), yards (1,248) and touchdowns (seven) with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.



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