T.O. moves on from Bengals

If the decision of the Bengals to sign receiver Antonio Bryant to a four-year, $28 million left any doubt regarding the potential pursuit of T.O., there should now be none.

Owens made it clear on his Twitter page that he won’t be a Bengal.

“I’m en route back to LA imagining what we could have done together,” Owens says in a message directed at receiver Chad Ochocinco.  “You talk about unstoppable!”

Owens also thanked owner Mike Brown and the team’s coaching staff for the visit and “the possible opportunity” to play with Carson Palmer and Ochocinco.

So what’s next for Owens?  The Bengals and the Ravens are believed to be the only two teams who were interested.  If the Seahawks don’t get Brandon Marshall, maybe coach Pete Carroll decides to get into the mix.

Regardless, history tells us that someone will eventually rise up and give Owens yet another shot.
    

62 responses to “T.O. moves on from Bengals

  1. As a Bengal fan, I am feeling sick right now at the possibility of TO playing for the Ravens. We should have signed him.

  2. Rams, Lions, Raiders, Browns. Welcome to the bottom of the barrel.
    You should have signed with Bmore in 2004 douche.

  3. Hell, if I’m the Bengals and no one signs the guy and he will accept a couple million for a single year, I sign him too. It’s not like Caldwell and Cosby where exactly lights out towards the end of the season.

  4. Am I feeling desperate if I want my team to pursue TO? Miami has a lot of good #2s but not that end all #1 guy…but it’s still 36 year old TO who already has some negative history with Parcells who really didn’t want him in Dallas to begin with. So has anyone found that tree that all of the big time WRs come from?

  5. Sad. You put him in a winning environment and he could shine.
    He is probably the most physically gifted wide receiver ever. If he had the work ethic of Rice he would own every record there is.

  6. HAHAHAHA i hope TO has a really hard time finding a team…
    Maybe he’ll end his career where he began-back in San Fran-fruitcakeville

  7. Come back to the 49ers. Singeltary could use him to play opposite Crabtree and help mentor him. Start and end your career in Red and Gold.

  8. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I hope the ‘Skins sign him. Give him a two year deal, and cut him after one if need be, and maybe have a real #1 while the younger guys continue to develope. Shanny can handle him and Jason “no one wants me” Campbell will look pretty good with T.O. on the outside.

  9. hahaha, YES he cant find a team! in your face Raj Gill!
    Giants should say they are interested in him, let him come out to the meadowlands and then tell him to screw off!

  10. Maybe he lands on the same team as Derek Anderson and together they can complete zero passes while at the same time both of them and neither of them will be at fault.

  11. So he basically flew accross the country for a free dinner and a guided tour of Paul Brown Stadium.

  12. I think there is an opening at the local sewage treatment facility. I think he would fit right in there.

  13. @murda1
    too bad the jets met their quota for receivers that can’t receive last year. At least Braylon is a young receiver with the droppsies.

  14. parcells bring on T.O. HE’LL SELL TICKETS AND HE’LL SHOW TED GINN AND THE TED GINN FAMILY HOW TO CATCH THE DAMN BALL!!!!!!!

  15. the raiders are always looking for someone to take out the garbage…
    even better send him to Arizona. since they lost boldin. he’d get to put another team notch on his list of teams he ruined.

  16. I don’t care about this situation either way….but the fact that I see so many losers on this site reveling in someone elses misfortune is pathetic….dispicable….sad…unfortunate….disheartening…and a few other things that I will withhold at the moment. Oh wait…I forgot the commenting community here at PFT were all perfect!! LMAO…get a life kiddies.

  17. As a Bucs fan I would welcome T.O. He’s a polished receiver and we have none. They could learn a lot from him (the good and bad). I say bring him to Tampa Bay!

  18. Wouldn’t it be something to see T.O. and Jeff Garcia back together with the 49ers.

  19. I think Cincy made a mistake there. When TO has a top WR next to him that he likes, like Ochocinco, he is money.
    Cincy should have taken a shot. It’s not as if they don’t have a history of signing problem players, so if that’s their excuse…what hypocrites.

  20. Lions might be on the bottom now. Watch out. Thank God he did not even give them a call!!!!!!!!

  21. the haters just blow my mind. if you don’t like him, you don’t like him… but don’t say that he doesn’t have the ability to be productive in this league. he still strikes fear in most of, if not all of the db’s and D coordinators that he faces. everybody has one trump card example for him getting shut down this year… Revis… fine. so he got shut down (just as everybody else did), but you have to give the man credit for being a physical specimen who still knows how to play football at a very high level. to reach 200 yards even just once on a buffalo team with no consistent qb play, inconsistent coaching and a sieve like OLine is simply amazing! you’d be crazy to want him on another team within your division. i’d like to see him succeed somewhere in 2010!

  22. Dixon29 says:
    March 10, 2010 6:50 PM
    Sad. You put him in a winning environment and he could shine.
    He is probably the most physically gifted wide receiver ever. If he had the work ethic of Rice he would own every record there is.
    ————————————————————————————-
    Physically gifted Yes, but no where near the Hands to be anything close to Rice and Rice was the best route runner ever.

  23. I guess my raiders couldn’t use Owens. WTF! we are the worst franchise in football I guess we didn’t need Boldin either I hate being a raider fan but it’s too late for me I’m 33 so all you youngsters out there run away from this franchise and be a fan of anyone but them.

  24. What if the 49ers signed him and then traded the eagles for mcnabb? That would be a little weird, but very smart.

  25. Bonnie D, please do NOT post any more. IF you feel the need, slowly put the keyboard down and refuse to give in to your urge. Your first post says it all.
    And before you respond, please re-read the first paragraph.
    Thank you.

  26. This past season, T.O. showed that he still has elite speed on like a 29 yard end-around run that went for a TD. Dude can still ball when he tries.
    Unfortunately he doesn’t always try, and he doesn’t sell his body out to catch footballs, which is what real NFL receivers do.
    Sorry T.O. but you didn’t give 100% on every play…teams saw that from your 2009 film, and they don’t want that on the field.

  27. too bad. i’m sure those two would have loved to work out naked together. not gay at all.

  28. “Raiders, Redskins, Bears, Patriots, Panthers, Rams and Seahawks need a WR”
    First off, the Redskins do NOT need a reciever, Antonio Bryant was a want, they don’t want Owens, they KNOW his past. With that said, the Patroits, Seahawks and Bears all could be in the mix for Owens.

  29. Just think if this man had learned to just keep his mouth shut and play the game? What could he have done? Goes to show young kinds that running your mouth can cost you a bunch of money in the long run. He very well may have broken some truly unbreakable records if only he learned to just shut his mouth and play football. WHAH WHAH WHAH gets you nowhere.

  30. Poor Old T-O-skie……When you burn bridges and your more interested in wearing fur coats on the runway, and having a reality show and calling every quarterback pathetic that you played with then this shouldn’t be a surprise.
    Just retire you bozo and move on like Rodman did.

  31. BEAR-A-HOLIC says:
    March 10, 2010 8:25 PM
    Hold it, hold it….Cincy has a football team ???
    If I were you, I wouldn’t want to remember that game either.
    I think they should still sign TO to a 1-2 year deal on the cheap if they can. I don’t like him, but that would be one dangerous offense if Palmer could get the ball to someone.

  32. “Hell, if I’m the Bengals and no one signs the guy and he will accept a couple million for a single year, I sign him too. It’s not like Caldwell and Cosby where exactly lights out towards the end of the season.”
    -My thoughts exactly. If no one else signs him, offer him 1 – 2 million. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is Mikey Boy’s plan.

  33. I dont get why people are upset that we signed Bryant over T.O.
    AB gives us more than a one year deal and the less liklihood of a meltdown week to week.
    And the guys like Caldwell, Purify and Cosby and dare I say it… Simpson, can fight for #3 and #4.
    If They signed TO they get a one year band-aid and have to bank on getting a stud in the draft…
    I like the move…Now Get Bobbie and Roy Williams signed and Free Agency will be a success in my opinion.

  34. I have a strange feeling that he’ll end up in Miami on the cheap. I know the issues with him and Parcels, but if no one wants him and the Fins do desperately need a good veteran receiver.
    They should at least consider signing him to a 1 year deal.

  35. Biff says:
    March 10, 2010 6:54 PM
    Come back to the 49ers. Singeltary could use him to play opposite Crabtree and help mentor him. Start and end your career in Red and Gold
    Awesome joke! Biff we do not want him anywhere near Crabtree. He already started off on the diva end with that dumb holdout last year so we dont need the queen diva to mentor him. Crabtree showed enough without any direct mentoring plus if the niners want a mentor for him im sure the front office has Rice on speed dial.

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