Antonio Bryant Tagged

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.

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  • MIke J

    Hard to fathom someone’s complaining about almost $10 m. p.a..Bucs can pay him less if they do sign him to a long-term deal.It’s not like Bryant is old or injury-prone. He had 26 catches for 512 yards the last four games of the season….

    BTW–why was my QB post dropped after a day or 2?? Are links prohibited?

  • Darkwing

    He has some question marks because of prior incidents so you cant forget this was his first big year of production. Its a great deal for him, like you said…$10M is not something you can really be unhappy with. What were his best expectations for a new contract at the beginning of last season? Whether a long term contract makes sense is all about how much guaranteed money was included.

    Not sure about your post, i never saw it???

  • Mike J
  • Mike J

    Post linked to a newspaper article about the Bucs’ likely pursuit of one of the young free agent QBs. It was definitely up for a day or so.

  • Sec119RayJay

    Neither I nor Darkwing took that post down Mike. Not sure what happened to it. Send it to my email address and I will make sure it gets back up. Sorry about that.