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T.O. to Bengals report dismissed

The burgeoning sports staff at TMZ came out with a report Friday night that Terrell Owens was “very close” to a deal with the Bengals.

A league source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the report is untrue. Then again, there was misinformation circulated about Owens’ signing with the Cowboys just before it actually happened.  

The Bengals hosted Owens for a visit earlier this offseason, but signed Antonio Bryant instead.  They’ve since drafted Jordan Shipley in the third round and coach Marvin Lewis recently called receiver Andre Caldwell the most improved player on the team. 

We don’t doubt the Bengals are just wacky enough to make the move anyway, but it’s an awkward fit.

UPDATE: Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer also says sources on both sides say the report is “not true.”

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25 Responses to “T.O. to Bengals report dismissed”
  1. Chiefs2010 says: Jul 23, 2010 8:54 PM

    I think the Chiefs get him and/or Flozell..
    not that I approve of this..

  2. JaggedMark says: Jul 23, 2010 8:58 PM

    Haley’s Comet passes more often than TMZ is wrong.
    So, I consider this a done deal.

  3. Canyonero says: Jul 23, 2010 9:00 PM

    You’re underestimating TO.
    With no job offers he’s going to sit the season out & do the reality show circuit, maybe a sequel to the ripping good fun Little TO children’s book series, and pounce on a playoff-bound team come November.
    Probably the Jets.

  4. Memphis822 says: Jul 23, 2010 9:00 PM

    So who is exactly dismissing it? PFT?? Why, because you didn’t report it first?? SMH

  5. Shark839 says: Jul 23, 2010 9:09 PM

    Chief no way he goes to K.C. Haley hates him, and he hates Haley. They got it to it big time when Haley was the WR coach in Dallas.
    Same reason he will never be a viking. He burned that bridge with Childress as well.
    People forget all the coaches (not just head ones) he has burned over the years. They tend to branch out to other teams. Or talk with other coaches they know, about what a head case he is.

  6. funi says: Jul 23, 2010 9:11 PM

    T.O. and Ochostinko on same team? Let the drama begin between the queens of VH1!

  7. enders says: Jul 23, 2010 9:24 PM

    # Chiefs2010 says: July 23, 2010 8:54 PM
    I think the Chiefs get him and/or Flozell..
    not that I approve of this..
    TO has already said he’s not going to the Chiefs. What would be the point of him going to such a shitty team when it very likely could be his last year.

  8. TheGuyWhoToldTimTebowToShutTheFup says: Jul 23, 2010 9:30 PM

    The TMZ guys are a bunch of limp-wristed fairies.

  9. Zach says: Jul 23, 2010 9:30 PM

    “People forget all the coaches (not just head ones) he has burned over the years. They tend to branch out to other teams. Or talk with other coaches they know, about what a head case he is”
    But coaches on the hot seat also makes moves to secure their job. You think Childress wanted to babysit Favre in Mississippi? Pick him up at the airport? Drive him to practice? Nope, but it got him an extension, something he wouldn’t have received with 16 games of Tavaris Jackson.

  10. Hound32 says: Jul 23, 2010 9:48 PM

    who cares the loud mouthed overrated never was is washed up anyway . its to funny when people have a higher opinion of themselves than everybody else . as a Browns fan i hope the no class Bungles do sign him . you can cover him with a kicker .

  11. Shark839 says: Jul 23, 2010 9:50 PM

    “But coaches on the hot seat also makes moves to secure their job. You think Childress wanted to babysit Favre in Mississippi? Pick him up at the airport? Drive him to practice? Nope, but it got him an extension, something he wouldn’t have received with 16 games of Tavaris Jackson”
    Yeah but Farve did not tell him “you don’t ever talk to me, i f I need to I’ll talk to you”
    I doubt you ever want that guy on your team no matter how good he is.

  12. NFLMMAfan says: Jul 23, 2010 9:55 PM

    PFT has become T.O.’s pimp daddy.

  13. drumbug71 says: Jul 23, 2010 9:59 PM

    “The burgeoning sports staff at TMZ…”
    Is that otherwise known as “PFT”? :)

  14. steeltownpride says: Jul 23, 2010 10:01 PM

    As much as it pains me to say this . I think the Steelers sign him after 2 weeks of training camp . Not sure if its an injury or what but i just get this gut feelings . Hopefully they dont but who knows .

  15. Nickelman22 says: Jul 23, 2010 10:15 PM

    Oh christ, TO is a turd. He’s an old ass turd at that, and he drops more balls than everyone every year…even when he was at his peak. He’s a cancer to the rest of the team and should not be picked up by anyone. It IS that simple.

  16. TexasBubba says: Jul 23, 2010 10:16 PM

    If t.o. goes anywhere it will be to the Raiders. Notice the small caps.

  17. TheOne says: Jul 23, 2010 10:23 PM

    That would be a good 3 WR core…Chad player pretty much playing slot and have Owens and Bryant going deep. That would help open up things for Bryant and Benson for sure. That would be a good set of 3 WR’s to have. Bryant is underrated, Chad is Chad and we all know he can play. Then Owens, pfff just baller and one of the best WR’s ever to play so this would be sick.

  18. SwagUpTees.com says: Jul 23, 2010 10:33 PM

    lol hound32 by admitting you’re a clowns fan only makes your post worthless. lol clowns

  19. daddy_lover says: Jul 23, 2010 11:39 PM

    TO won’t sign in Cincy. He may have five kids from five different women, but none of them live in Cincy. Then again, he doesn’t see most of his kids so maybe that will be a good place for him.

  20. FumbleNuts says: Jul 24, 2010 12:53 AM

    GO, FRIGGIN’ T.O.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Phreakin says: Jul 24, 2010 2:05 AM

    TMZ breaks everything before anyone else even though “sources” say their reports aren’t true. If they’re reporting it, then T.O. will be signed by the Bengals by Monday.

  22. chhutson27 says: Jul 24, 2010 9:46 AM

    Hound32 – It must suck being a Browns fan. I remember watching Matt Stafford KILL the Browns defense. That same Matt Stafford who was a rookie for the DETROIT LIONS. And had a 60 something QB rating for his rookie year. What a beast.
    A yes, TO is a worthless piece of crap that is a “overrated never was.” That’s why he’s going to be in Canton. I hate the guy, but you can’t deny stats, and his are pretty stellar. If he is a never was, what does that make your entire team – save for Joe Thomas? No one but him on that terrible team have a chance to reach Canton.
    And I would love to see Phil Dawson out there covering TO. Or trying to tackle him after he catches the ball.

  23. Ridnaway says: Jul 24, 2010 10:15 AM

    Isn’t this the same TMZ that reported Lebron was going to the Knicks?

  24. purplepride says: Jul 24, 2010 11:47 AM

    Oh please,Marvin Lewis doesnt want T.O. Can you imagine these two egos in the lockerroom? DISASTER!!

  25. Phreakin says: Jul 24, 2010 2:26 PM

    purplepride: It’s amazing what desperation will do to your decision making though. Marvin is on the chopping block if they don’t win this year.

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