Bryant has been limited at training camp because his left knee isn't completely healthy. Bryant had surgery on it a year ago. The Bengals signed him to a four-year, $28 million deal in the offseason, but aren't sure when he will be able to play.
Coach Marvin Lewis said on Thursday that Bryant will sit out the annual Hall of Fame game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Several other players are questionable with minor injuries.
Receiver Terrell Owens and cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones are expected to make their Bengals debuts against their former team. They played together on the Cowboys in 2008.