As rumors of the Bengals pursuing receiver Terrell Owens intensify (especially in light of the express approval supplied by the man who’d step into the cross hairs for T.O.’s criticism), we’re told that nothing will be happening today.
Come Monday, though, it’s possible that activity will increase between the Bengals and Owens — and possibly other teams.
It’s unknown whether any other team currently is pursuing Owens. As of Friday morning, two unnamed teams were interested. One was the Bengals; the other possibly was the Ravens.
If so, then there’s only one. Unless someone else has emerged.
Receiver Chad Ochocinco has been lobbying the team to sign Owens since Super Bowl week. Multiple reports suggested the Bengals weren’t interested, but the OCNN has yet to issue a final report on the matter.
It could be that the Bengals were feigning a lack of interest in order to soften up Owens’ expectations. With Ochocinco due to earn a base salary of $5 million in 2010, the Bengals likely won’t be inclined to pay T.O. a penny more — if they’re even willing to pay him $5 million.