The Bengals, in need of a playmaking wide receiver to pair with Chad Ochocinco, have agreed with UFA Buccaneers wideout Antonio Bryant on a four-year contract, according to multiple media outlets.
According to The Cincinnati Enquirer, Bryant's contract is worth $28 million, with another $1 million capable of being earned in incentives.
Bryant, who turned 29 on Tuesday, caught 39 passes for 600 yards and four TDs in 13 games (11 starts) for the Buccaneers last season. A left knee injury bothered Bryant at points during the 2009 campaign; he had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in the knee last August. The Bucs elected not to try and re-sign him.
Bryant's best season came in 2008, when he caught 83 passes for 1,248 yards and seven touchdowns. He has caught 372 passes for 5,685 yards (15.3 yards per catch) and 30 touchdowns in seven NFL seasons.
Bryant will be joining his fifth team since entering the league in 2002. He played for Dallas, Cleveland and San Francisco before signing with Tampa Bay in 2008. He was out of football in '07.
The Bengals also hosted Bills UFA WR Terrell Owens on a free-agent visit this week, but Bryant's impending arrival likely closes the door on Owens signing on with Cincinnati.
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