Bryant set to visit receiver-needy Bengals

While the Bengals continue to gauge the market for receiver help, the first official visit will be made by free agent Antonio Bryant.

According to multiple reports, Bryant will visit the Bengals on Tuesday.

While QB Carson Palmer admitted over the weekend that he already had corresponded with the unrestricted free agent, a Bryant-to-Bengals move would make sense on a number of fronts. Bryant turns 29 on Tuesday, making him the youngest of the free-agent receivers the Bengals were rumored to be considering. Plus, as Bengals beat writer Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer suggests, Bryant represents the deep threat the Bengals have lacked.

NFL Network insider Michael Lombardi told NFL Network on Monday that the Bengals have had internal discussions about acquiring restricted free agent Brandon Marshall — but Bryant could be had for a fraction of that cost.

It’s clear the Bengals are giving their due diligence to the search, including dialogue with Terrell Owens. Handicapping the possibilities, Lombardi opined the most likely to land in Cincinnnati is Bryant, followed by Marshall and then Owens.

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