Antonio Bryant has been tagged by the Buccaneers, meaning that when he signs the tender he will be guaranteed just under $10 million for next season. Not bad for a guy who was out the league just the year prior.
However, it remains to be seen how this move his received by Bryant and his agent. Some players do not like being applied the Franchise Tag as it is good for only one year and restricts them obtaining a lucrative long term deal, if available.
If any team signs Bryant, we would be eligible for two first round draft picks. Thats not going to happen. With a plethora of WRs positioning themselves for a trade (Boldin, Housh, Ocho Cinco, Owens) a team will not waste that bounty on Bryant.