First reported by Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, I can confirm that veteran receiver Antonio Bryant will take a physical and get a tryout with the Seattle Seahawks during the team’s minicamp this week, which begins on Tuesday.
Bryant joins linebacker Brian Banks, who begins his tryout with Seattle on Wednesday.
Bryant, 31, has been out of football for two seasons. His last full season was with Tampa Bay in 2009.
After his stint with the Bucs, Bryant signed a free agent deal with Cincinnati, but never played a down for the Bengals and ended up being released before the start of the season because of lingering knee issues.
Even though he did not play in 2010, Bryant still received $8 million in guaranteed money from the four-year deal he signed with the Bengals.
If healthy, Bryant (6-1, 211 pounds) could provide a big, physical body on the perimeter for the Seahawks, competing with Mike Williams, Kris Durham and Ricardo Lockette for reps at split end.
Seattle currently has 13 receivers on the roster. Williams (ankle), Durham (shoulder) and Sidney Rice (shoulder) all are recovering from offseason surgeries.
Like Williams two years ago, Bryant could be another reclamation project for Seattle.
A second-round pick by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2002 draft out of Pittsburgh, Bryant played three seasons with the Cowboys before being traded to Cleveland in 2004 for receiver Quincy Morgan.
Bryant played two seasons in Cleveland before becoming a free agent, signing a four year, $14 million deal with San Francisco in 2006.
But Bryant reportedly clashed with head coach Mike Nolan, and was released after the 2007 season.
Bryant signed for the league minimum with Tampa Bay in 2008 and had his best season, leading the team with 83 receptions for 1,248 yards and seven touchdowns.
But he followed that up in 2009 with 39 receptions for 600 yards and four touchdowns, only starting in 11 games because of a knee issue.