The Cincinnati Bengals released receiver Antonio Bryant, the team announced Sunday.
Bryant was a major disappointment after signing a four-year, $28 million contract this offseason with just under $8 million guaranteed.
He signed with Cincinnati despite offseason knee surgery that hadn't fully healed. He struggled in minicamp and training camp and didn't play a game in a Bengals uniform. The writing was on the wall for Bryant once Cincinnati signed veteran receiver Terrell Owens to replace Bryant in the starting lineup.