Antonio Bryant Cut: Five Possible Landing Spots For The Veteran Receiver

Elias Trejo@@Elias_TrejoSenior Analyst IIAugust 29, 2010

Antonio Bryant Cut: Five Possible Landing Spots For The Veteran Receiver

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    NEW ORLEANS - DECEMBER 27:  Antonio Bryant #89 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers takes off during the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on December 27, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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    First off I want to take the opportunity to say I told you so. Terrell Owens still has game, and made Antonio Bryant an easy cut for the Bengals.

    Perhaps it was his injury or perhaps it was the fact that Batman and Robin don't need a third wheel, but Bryant is now looking for a job. Luckily for him there are plenty of teams out there that are in need of a veteran wide receiver.

    Let's take a look at five teams that could use the Bryant on their team.

Oakland Raiders

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    NAPA, CA - AUGUST 01:  Chaz Schilens #81 of the Oakland Raiders works out during the Raiders training camp at their Napa Valley Training Complex on August 1, 2010 in Napa, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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    The Raiders have needed a veteran receiver on their roster for a while now. They have three young receivers who are capable of carrying the load, but are an injury away from being in trouble.

    Chaz Schilens recently had surgery and now the Raiders must start thinking about bringing in a veteran guy like Bryant.

    Louis Murphy has shown he can be a playmaker, and Darrius Heyward-Bey looked like a bigger and better wideout against the 49ers.

    Still if the Raiders plan to make it through the season and compete they must take a look at Bryant as an insurance policy.

    Jason Campbell needs more help, and can't afford to lose any of his top three guys or this season could be a struggle for the passing game.

Minnesota Vikings

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    MINNEAPOLIS - JANUARY 17:  Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings congratulates wide receiver Sidney Rice #18 on his 45 yard touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys during the fourth quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Hubert H. Humphr
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    Brett Favre is back and the Vikings are ready to make another run at the Super Bowl. Unfortunately for the Vikings their top two receivers are fighting up hill battles. Sidney Rice had hip surgery and will force him to miss a lot of the season.

    Percy Harvin is still having battles with migraines and was rushed to the hospital after collapsing during practice.

    Unless the Vikings feel good about signing Javon Walker and trading for Greg Camarillo they really should consider looking at Bryant.

St. Louis Rams

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    FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 26:  Sam Bradford #8  of the St. Louis Rams calls out the play in the first half against the New England Patriots on August 26, 2010 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    While the Vikings have a veteran QB who needs more weapons the Rams have a rookie QB who needs a lot more help. The Rams have nobody at receiver and that was before Donnie Avery's injury that ended his season.

    If the Rams want to make life easier for Sam Bradford this year they must look at Bryant and perhaps five other guys who can catch a football.

    Stephen Jackson can only handle so much of the load, and Bradford needs more weapons, or at least one for that matter.

Seattle Seahawks

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    MINNEAPOLIS - AUGUST 28:  Head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks watches on against the Minnesota Vikings during a preseason NFL game at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on August 28, 2010  in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Ph
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    The Seahawks are the only team who have permission to speak with Vincent Jackson. That means the Seahawks are looking for more wideouts to help Matt Hasslebeck and TJ Whosyourmomma.

    Antonio Bryant may need some time to heal, but he won't need much money after his eight million dollar chech he received from the Bengals.

    Perhaps Seattle could get him at a bargain price if they pursue him.

San Diego Chargers

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    NEW ORLEANS - AUGUST 27:  Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers looks to throw a pass against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on August 27, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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    Speaking of Vincent Jackson, it seems as if he is ready to sit out all of next year. The Chargers could easily forget about him if they bring in Antonio Bryant. Jackson is a good player, but he is no Brandon Marshall.

    Phillip Rivers makes Jackson look good and he can do the same with anyone else. If the Chargers can get Bryant at a bargain price, then they could afford to trade Jackson and get some extra draft picks for next year.

    The Chargers don't need Jackson to make a title run, but they need a proven veteran. Bryant makes a lot of sense for the Chargers.

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