Week in Review is a set of selected stories during the week that you might have missed, deemed important enough to review.
A report surfaced on Tuesday that former Bengals linebacker Rashad Jeanty will be working out with the Miami Dolphins, New York Jets and Seattle Seahawks. And anytime that a former player surfaces with an agent that ripped the Bengals medical staff through the media, we have to go back in the way-back machine to point out one of the most troublesome aspects on the team. The medical staff.
The most notable, and most recent, medical misdiagnosis by the Bengals media staff garnered a lot of attention last summer. Antonio Bryant, after having signed a four-year deal worth $28 million with $8 million guaranteed, suited up for the Bengals during the first day of training camp. It was noticeable and obvious that Bryant's knee was troubling, with the wide receiver struggling during his routes, especially on cuts with virtually no acceleration. Bryant wouldn't practice for another month before the Bengals released him, handing him a check for $8 million after only participating in one session during one day during Training Camp after the team released him.
Was it the fact that the Bengals medical staff missed a major knee issue during his physical? Maybe the medical team saw it, reported it, and the Bengals front office overruled the medical staff, who were finally fed up enough that they would resign several months later? One of the departing physicians, Dr. Colosimo cited frustration "of juggling team interests against demands of agents on behalf of their clients" had become tedious. Makes sense, doesn't it? Then again, they could have easily missed the issue in Bryant's knee, forcing the team to pay the wide receiver the guaranteed money on the contract?
On Friday, the Bengals reportedly hired two orthopedic physicians to replace the two that resigned earlier this offseason. Now the question is, will they have their voices heard, or will they allow their diagnoses be overruled? Or is it as simple as two changes in the medical staff to set things right and prevent future misdiagnosis?