T.O. arrives in Cincinnati

owens_01.jpgWell, it finally has happened.  Terrell Owens is in Cincinnati.

He arrived tonight, and Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer harvested some quotes from him.

“Right now this is my first stop and we’ll see how it goes from there,” Owens said.  “Chad [Ochocinco] and I both can alleviate a lot of pressure off each other and we can make Carson [Palmer’s] job easier.”

The Bengals spent the day meeting with receiver Antonio Bryant.  Bryant, who spent the last two years with the Buccaneers, left today.

It remains to be seen whether Owens has any other suitors.  The Ravens presumably were interested, before they traded for Anquan Boldin.

For now, we’re aware of no other two that is interested in Owens. 

Then again, multiple reports from just a couple of weeks ago indicated in rather strong terms that the Bengals weren’t interested, either.

38 responses to “T.O. arrives in Cincinnati

  1. they take all of the bad image players in the NFL. you talk about a horrible locker room, try putting L.J., Ochocinco and T.O. in the same place after a loss.

  2. “…we can make Carson’s job easier.” That is freaking phenomenal. Quiz T.O.’s former quarterbacks, I’m sure they’ll all agree that Carson’s job is about to become easier. I’ve often wondered if Garcia, McNabb and Romo ever got together and knocked back some beers over this subject.

  3. as a bills fan, TO still has some gas left 4 sure, he couldn’t beat revis but who can.
    He will help cinci out…..
    The bills qbs just suck

  4. Bengals like signing Old Guys to 1-2 Year deals so this very real possibility…I wouldn’t mind T.O or Byrant but they still need find someone young to be Chads future replacement.

  5. from trent checkdown edwards 2 carson palmer.thats a huge upgrade. from the motel 6 to the taj mahal!! LMAO!!!

  6. I hope T.O signs with the Bengals. Was hoping he would become a Raven – oh well! Praying for you Terrell!

  7. All T.O. has ever done is spoke the truth that others wouldn’t and he is hated for it. Everything he has said is true McNabb is a choke artist, Romo favors Tight Ends(because he sucks), and Garcia is a fag.

  8. Has anyone considered the possibility that Owens and/or Bryant might be replacing Ochocinco?

  9. @Eazy E in KC
    try putting L.J., Ochocinco and T.O. in the same place after a loss.
    L.J. is no longer a bengal so you don’t need to worry about that…
    Love how everyone still knocks the bengals for character after its been 5 years since any significant arrests of any type, if you look around the NFL every team has its share of people that get arrested.. The steelers have more players and even a kicker get arrested and no one talks about their character, oh probably because the whole city of pittsburgh is trash and it gets overlooked.
    And it will take a lot of pressure off of Carson, he would have to very good receivers andre caldwell will be the best receiver in the league if this happens, all defenses will have to double team both of them, with the exception of Revis (dude is gross), and will leave everyone else wide open. fortunately only have to play the jets once next season.
    Quit with the ignorant character comments and get ready for the bengals to be good and deal with it. especially after the steelers lose there 100mil QB for a year or longer depending on the length of his prison sentence in a few months…

  10. Oh this is going to definitely be worth the price of admission if these two clowns are on the same team.

  11. once again, i KNOW someone inside o.b.d (or at least did) and from what this dude said, t.o was totally cool. i met him at a bills event and he was a super nice guy, went out of his way to be nice to my wife and kids. look, dude is getting older. maybe, just maybe he has changed. i tell you something else too. look at some of the throws that he was under or over thrown on. yeah, he dropped some balls but he always has. good pick up if the bengals can get him. they got nothing to lose. if he suks cut um.

  12. odell
    I’m a bengals fan to but let’s not be delirious Leon had a dui last off season and Rey just ran over a parking meter drunk with one 17 year old girl and one 18 year old girl in the car with him.. I wouldn’t call that a minor incident..

  13. Cincinnati.
    Home of the Dead Steve McNair Halloween Display.
    Stay Classy Cincy.
    You and TO were made for each other.

  14. I know TO and Boldin aren’t in their prime, but I would say if TO ends up staying with the Bengals than the AFC North has the best WRs of any division. Boldin, Ochosinco, TO (maybe), Ward, Holmes, Wallace (assuming he keeps improving).

  15. I’m a Bengals fan, so I have to correct you a little there, Odell…Rey Maualuga had a DUI recently. But you are right…the team has certainly gotten into trouble a little less lately.
    The philosophy that giving players second chances may or may not be flawed. Matt Jones had cocaine problems, but we signed him. Benson had a DUI in his past and this signing has proven to be ridiculously good, as he was certainly the focal point of our offense last year. I believe in giving guys second chances until they prove you wrong. Honestly, it’s a fairly low risk investment and some of these guys aren’t locker room cancers as people make them out to be. Benson, for one, has been a model in the Bengals’ locker room. He always felt alienated with the Bears, which may or may not have been his fault.
    On to TO. Despite all the “character concerns,” TO has not had legal issues before. He may be loud and perhaps the biggest diva in the league, but he still has a bit left in the tank and will certainly be an upgrade over a slow and small late-career Laveranues Coles or an inconsistent Andre Caldwell.
    I think the Brown Family will stick to their cheap ways and opt to sign the cheaper Owens over Bryant, who will definitely command a pretty lucrative contract.

  16. odell says:
    “Love how everyone still knocks the bengals for character after its been 5 years since any significant arrests of any type”
    ________________________________
    Feel free and ignore Rey Maualuga’s DUI two months ago after he ran over parking meters and crashed into two parked cars with drunk 17 and 18 year olds in the car.
    I sucks when those pesky facts get in the way of your argument.

  17. Did he leave the key to the city of Buffalo on the pillow when he left for Cincy? He was supposed to give it back.

  18. i’m not saying it’s a minor infraction or it’s not a big deal, but i am willing to bet the most common arrest for nfl players is dui. it seems like nfl players on every team get busted for dui’s. rey and leon are not the only people in the nfl with a dui for cryin out loud. (leon also got his dui on the way to the hospital where his woman was in the process of giving birth to his child)
    i totally agree that the bengals being called a team of criminals is an insult that’s about 5 years old and 3 years irrelevant. i would bet money they’ve got just as many players with dui’s as several other nfl teams. let it go.
    as far as t.o. in cincy- i’ve never really liked the guy ever for his attitude or diva nature (i still picture him screaming in the coach’s face on the sidelines in san fran) but i’ve never argued with his playing. once that ball is snappped he was one of the most fun-to-watch footballers of this generation. it’s just that other stuff- yelling at coaches, being a distraction in general, etc. etc. etc… but the guy’s at the twilight of his career, so maybe he finally did “grow up” a little bit. and lord knows he’d free up chad and caldwell. seriously if you don’t double t.o. he’s gonna burn ya underneath all day; if ya don’t double chad, he’s gonna go sideline to sideline on ya all day; and if you try to double both, ced’s gonna smash the ball right up your ass. and with zimmer back coachin the defense, i feel sorry for the rest of the afc north. i say screw it, sign him!

  19. I love to hear you “tards”, is that the wrong word, or the politically corrects ones strive to be called this. TO and no one is going to fix the Bengals offense, it doesnt matter who they sign.

  20. Truth is the Bengals have had a lot fewer arrests than many other teams the last three years. Those of you bringing up Bengals arrests don’t really follow football on a regular basis, do you?

  21. i like this move for cinci, providing t.o. can accept the role as number 2. the guy didnt have a chance at succeeding in buffalo. the next guy out of that hoile should be lee evans, so he can finally prove what he can do.
    as far as locker room cancers, how do we as fans know who is a cancer and who isnt. some guys appear to be confrontational towards everyone outside of the room but in the room they could be the most popular.

  22. To add on to what slutnuts said, case in point is T.J. and Chad. We all thought Chad was the problem in our locker room. Chad kept getting the blame. But once T.J. left, look how great our locker room has been. Seems like there was someone there getting Chad riled up and starting shit under the radar. Guess who it was. T.J. I never thought I’d be so glad to see him gone.

  23. I didn’t hear much about TO in Buffalo. If he finally learned to keep his ego and mouth in check he’d make a good #2 WR behind Ochocinco. Can he still get separation from an opposing team’s #2 corner?

  24. @odell: it’s bad when apologists from your own team call you out on your dumbass rant. Just about every team has off the field issues, but the Bungles seem to have the most memorable and consistent ones over the last 10 years or so, so keep tryin. If T.O. signs, consider your team blown up from the inside.

  25. People on here continue to crack me up. So Rey got a DUI. Who cares. Look at the arrest blogs around the league.
    As for TO is a problem, Bengals fans can’t decide what they want. Good role models and lose, or some problem children and win.
    I choose to win.
    And right now, TO is the best option to put on the other side of Chad in order to keep winning. End of story.
    Anyone who claims to be a Bengal fan and has issue with who they sign, start rooting for the other Ohio team. Then you can get used to losing all over again. You will be back.

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