One of the bigger questions that remain right now is whether or not Antonio Bryant will be ready for the regular season. Based on the team's head-scratching idea to have Bryant practice during the team's first Training Camp practice, Bryant won't be able to go on the Physically Unable to Perform list, that would have granted the Bengals a roster exemption through the first six weeks into the regular season.
So the question remains.
If he's able to go, that means another wide receiver it out, be it Quan Cosby, Jerome Simpson, Matt Jones, Maurice Purify, who knows. If he's unable to go, then two roster spots open up for those players. Who stays, who goes. The answer is tied into, if not completely dependent upon, what happens with Bryant.
The good new is that according to Joe Reedy, Bryant "was out on the side field doing rehab during Wednesday's practice which can be seen as a sign of progress. Lewis said that Tuesday's workout was a good day for him but was unable to say if he was any closer to practicing."
Bryant remains upbeat, even saying that he's ready to go.
“Time is only running out if you’re not making progress and I’ve been able to progress and do things I wasn’t able to do,” said Bryant before Thursday morning’s practice. “It’s been encouraging and made me a little anxious.”
“I think it’s just going to happen one day I’ll show up in pads and just start practicing,” he said.