RE: Antonio Bryant Knee Status
Just getting his now very famous left knee healthy for the Sept. 12 opener even though he’s not at full speed right now. If a lot of guys wouldn’t have given up their number, a lot of them wouldn’t have been out here on July 29, either. But he took all his snaps Thursday morning even if it wasn’t at full speed because “I don’t want my teammates to feel like I’m cheating them,” he said.
It has been described as a bone-on-bone problem and Bryant says he’s working on getting the muscles stronger around the knee he injured last training camp. He probably came back too early for a bad Tampa team, but this is the same guy that called Joe Sweeting on Wednesday.
“I love competition. Competition brings out the best in all of us,” Bryant said. “I’ve never feared competition. I’m from Miami. Dade County. There’s nothing I fear in football. I’m probably the most vulnerable at the position because I’m dealing with something that’s nagging me. That’s football. We’ve all got something. You guys holding these things (microphones), you’re doing it with something."