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Antonio Bryant gets a look

The Bucs took a look at free agent receiver Antonio Bryant earlier today, and early indications are they liked what they saw.

But that won't guarantee Bryant a job.

The sixth-year player was released by the 49ers after drawing a four-game suspension last season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. He still has two games remaining on the suspension and would have to forfeit them with whatever team signs him for 2007. The suspension followed an arrest in November for reckless driving and resisting arrest, during which officers allege Bryant was driving his Lamborghini more than 100 mph. The 49ers decided to cut ties with Bryant despite giving him a four-year, $13.9-million contract in 2006.

But Bryant has talent, posting a 1,000-yard season in 2005 with Cleveland before catching 40 passes for 733 yards last season in San Francisco.

The major decision facing the Bucs now is whether they are satisfied with their current crop of receivers or if they deem signing Bryant to be necessary. They appear to still be in the process of making that decision.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:46pm]


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