Here's a signing we can get excited about. With Terrell Owens ostensibly still visiting Paul Brown Stadium, Antonio Bryant agreed to a 4-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals. Adam Schefter has retweeted a source I'd otherwise call questionable, as JOCKlifespots (apparently a company that shares an office with Bryant's agent) as exclusively reported that Bryant, according to a league source, has signed a 4-year, $28 million deal.
Several sources on Twitter are now pouring in to confirm. OCNN has welcomed Bryant to Cincinnati, and Chad doens't seem too upset. Maybe T.O. is still in play. Meanwhile, CinBengalsNFL is saying that the deal is not quite done yet, but will be completed within the hour. Joe Reedy has a story up with some details
Antonio Bryant has agreed to a four-year deal with the Bengals worth $28 million. With incentives the deal could go to $29 million.
The paperwork for the deal is still being completed. The team might not announce the deal until later today or tomorrow since coach Marvin Lewis has left for the NFL Competition Committee meetings.
Bryant is just one year separated from a career year in which he recorded over 80 catches for over 1000 yards. Across from Ochocinco, with Carson Palmer at quarterback, we can only hope that he exceeds that productivity here.
I'm still open to speculation on Terrell Owens, but it looks like he won't be signing with Cincinnati. Ochocinco may be bummed; or we may be shocked to find out Owens signs a 1-year deal later today.