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Bryant's fire burning bright

Bryant has come a long way since his Dallas days

Antonio Bryant wants the football. He wants it bad. And he's going to get it this season with the 49ers. But that's not all Bryant wants. The fifth-year veteran wants to be a winner, wants to lift his name up there among the league's elite wide receivers, wants to shed a reputation as a confrontational kind of character who already is working on his second fresh start with his third NFL team.

But most of all, Bryant wants to compete, to stoke the inner fires of desire that push him to the highest level of excellence on the gridiron. And that goes hand it hand with all the other things Bryant wants now that he has firmly established himself as the 49ers' No. 1 receiver and top offensive weapon in his first summer with the team. "I've played with some great guys in this league, and in... Recommended Stories