I’m a little late on this one, so it’s no longer breaking news, but it is still news. The Seattle Seahawks have signed WR Antonio Bryant to fill out their roster on the eve of training camp.
Bryant was with the Seahawks in mini-camp on a 2 day tryout. The Seahawks said they like what they saw, but indicated that Bryant was still not in football shape and needed to improve his conditioning. Apparently he has spent the last 5 weeks working out and getting fully into shape.
Bryant adds to a WR position on the Seahawks that consists of just 2 players who have produced at the NFL level, and just 1 other veteran player. Sydeny Rice and Doug Balwin will likely be starters. Ben Obomanu, the other vet, isn’t likely to make the team this year.
The 31 year old Bryant hasn’t played since 2009, but once had over 1200 yards receiving when given a chance to start regularly. The talent has always been there, but Bryant’s continued off-field problems derailed his career.
A signing was inevitable. The Seahawks released Mike Williams a week ago and never replaced him on the roster. I figured it was likely going to be LB Brian Banks, but clearly I was wrong. I still hope Banks gets a chance with the Seahawks at some point in camp.
The Seahawks also worked out WR Braylon Edwards on Thursday, but chose to sign Bryant instead. This