Antonio Bryant released by Seattle Seahawks


The Seattle Seahawks have released wide receiver Antonio Bryant, the team announced Sunday.

Bryant, who hasn't played in the NFL since the 2009 season, signed with the Seahawks last month, but he was slowed by a hamstring injury. He was kept out of practice Friday, but it's unclear if his health led to the release. After dumping Bryant, the Seahawks re-signed kicker Carson Wiggs.

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The Seahawks house a surplus of receivers with question marks. They added Braylon Edwards to the mix in July, and it's possible his presence made Bryant expendable. It's also possible Bryant has nothing left in the tank.

The Seahawks also cut Mike Williams last month, leaving Sidney Rice -- who's coming off double shoulder operations and a rash of concussions -- as the No. 1 receiver alongside the eventual winner of a race between Edwards, Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin, Ben Obomanu, Kris Durham and Ricardo Lockette. The Green Bay Packers, they are not.

Back to Bryant for a second. The release won't cost the Seahawks a thing. Brian McIntyre confirmed the old-as-the-trees pass-catcher didn't receive any guaranteed money. The Seahawks were burned on room and board, a few pairs of sneakers and the cost of two plane tickets, but that just sounds like a bad date. Pete Carroll and friends march on.