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Brett Favre to Antonio Bryant? Why the Vikings Should Consider the Wideout

MINNEAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 19:  Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings warms up prior to the start of the game against the Miami Dolphins on September 19, 2010 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Jonathan MaurerCorrespondent IISeptember 22, 2010

Other than the Cowboys (or Girls), the Vikings are the most surprising 0-2 team in the NFL despite losing Sidney Rice. 

Percy Harvin was supposed to step up as the No. 1 receiver, but problems with migraine headaches and a hip injury have slowed him down.  

Bernard Berrian has been inconsistent. 

Visanthe Shiancoe has been impressive, but you don't want your tight end to be your No. 1 (or only) option in the passing game.  

The Vikings are expected to get Rice back in a couple of weeks, but going 0-4 (or 1-3) when you have a tough schedule in front of you isn't exactly what you should have in mind. 

If the Vikings don't want to start 0-4 (or 1-3), they need to get a big play receiver. 

The Vikings were trying to get Vincent Jackson. At first it seemed like the Vikings would have the deal done by Wednesday. Now it seems that the idea might be dead because of the Chargers' asking price. 

I think a guy like Antonio Bryant could be big for the Vikings. When healthy, Bryant is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL.  

Right now Bryant doesn't have a Job, so you can possibly get him for a small price and not really have to sacrifice anything. 

Bryant does have some baggage. But did I mention their 0-2 start with a tough schedule? I think I did.

Bryant is an extremely talented receiver who could be big for the Vikings. If the Vikings sign him to a one-year deal, then that would be more motivation for him.  

I think Bryant realizes that if he were to screw up again, then his career in the NFL is over, so I think he would give the Vikings 100 percent. 

Going after Bryant would seem like a desperate move, but when your team needs to win football games, you should go for it.

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