“The best thing I can say is there’s a lot of progress, a lot of things are on the up and up,” Bryant said. “There’s no decline in what I’m doing. I feel very encouraged by that. I’ve been able to do some things with my leg that I haven’t done ever since I’ve been rehabbing it. I feel good about that.”
About his rehab, Bryant said: “Being in this situation, there’s going to be some things you have to battle through and I’m willing to do that. If I give it some time I can feel better and last a lot longer and be more effective in the end. The only way to make it feel better is running. Doing the natural movement and not putting too much weight on it. It’s more like a sprinter’s injury. The best way to get back into it is stretching, loosening the muscles and strengthening it.”
If and when the Bengals are able to employ Chad Ochocinco, Terrell Owens and Bryant in three-wide receiver formations with the unsigned Jermaine Gresham at tight end, it makes me feel all warm inside every time I think about it.