It’s assumed that he won’t be returning to the Bengals, especially after all his verbal jousting with coach Marvin Lewis this offseason. Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com raises an interesting scenario of how Ochocinco could get stuck in Cincy for a little while longer.
“While Ochocinco looks on the way out with the drafting of A.J. Green he does have one year left on his deal and with Green represented by agent Tom Condon in the No. 4 slot. The Ocho may be insurance if Green doesn’t get to camp on time,” Hobson writes.
That sounds like such a Mike Brown move. (And the Condon/Bengals combination sounds like a long holdout waiting to happen.)
Ochocinco could show up to Bengals camp and make things uncomfortable for Lewis if he truly wanted out, but that hasn’t been Ochocinco’s style in the past. Of course, his style may be forced to change if Brown starts to hurt Ochocinco’s earning potential on his next deal.