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    Re: Bengals Free Agency and Trades Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    They don't necessarily need to be players whose contracts are up for MB to resign them. He redid CJ's contract a few times well before it was time.
    I know, but at this point who on the roster deserves a new bigger deal? I can't come up with anyone.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: Bengals Free Agency and Trades Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    I know, but at this point who on the roster deserves a new bigger deal? I can't come up with anyone.
    I believe they've talked to Whitworth, but that's the only guy I could think of.

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    Re: Bengals Free Agency and Trades Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    I believe they've talked to Whitworth, but that's the only guy I could think of.
    Whitworth signed an extension last season.

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    Re: Bengals Free Agency and Trades Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Boss-Hog View Post
    Whitworth signed an extension last season.
    Wow, I totally missed that. :all_cohol

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    Re: Bengals Free Agency and Trades Thread

    Ocho Stupido is on the trading Block

    per rotoworld

    http://www.rotoworld.com/content/Hea...=NFL&hl=139132

    I dont think Mikey boy will pull the trigger, because that would require a thought process


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    per Drew Rosenhaus. I think he is trying to stir up drama like he does every year.
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    Re: Bengals Free Agency and Trades Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    per Drew Rosenhaus. I think he is trying to stir up drama like he does every year.
    So that's how a trade gets done in the NFL these days huh? Rosenhaus e-mails all NFL teams notifying them of his players current availability. One interesting thing too me, he doesn't do this unless it's his players wish. Maybe Chad and TJ are both history afterall. Some people will clap about it but it will set this franchise back IMO. Trade Chad straight up for Anquan and sign Antonio Bryant to start alongside him.
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    Re: Bengals Free Agency and Trades Thread

    TJ a no go for camp if franchised? Ya know what after a comment like that I franchise his butt anyhow and after most teams have spent their cash I take the tag off him if he doesn't show for camp. Anyone know what the date is to remove the tag or be stuck with said player?

    Bengals not likely to tag Houshmandzadeh
    COMMENT: Should the Bengals use the franchise tag on T.J.?
    By Carlos "Big C" Holmes

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    Thursday, February 12, 2009

    The dark cloud looming over the Cincinnati Bengals has continued to cast a shadow over the organization this offseason, and will likely do so until after free agency when some of the cloudiness is expected to clear. However, the forecast is calling for stormy conditions when the NFL's free agency period begins Feb. 27.

    The Bengals organization will be faced with some tough decisions during this time, but none tougher than deciding what to do with the team's brightest star wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh, who is set to hit the open market.

    The team's choices are indeed limited. It's either sign the receiver to a long-term deal before the deadline, place the franchise tag on the player or lose him.

    During a phone interview with Houshmandzadeh on Tuesday night, Feb. 10, he was forthcoming about his future with the Bengals and how all the talk of becoming a free agent is affecting him.

    "It's not affecting me at all," he said. "We'll see what happens on the 27th and go from there. I'll have some idea when the 19th rolls around of what's going to happen. When those things come around then things will become a lot clearer."

    Houshmandzadeh is currently working out in California preparing for next season and will be joined by fellow teammate Chris Henry today, Feb. 12.

    There have been reports that Houshmandzadeh is unhappy with his situation in Cincinnati and is ready to distance himself from the dysfunctional family. Some things are true, some not so true. In fact, the receiver would welcome the chance to remain with the Bengals but things would have to be done the right way.

    "It would be cool to remain with the Bengals because I got my start there," Houshmandzadeh said. "I'm not a person that prefers lots of change in my life, but if change has to happen, then change has to happen.

    "When things like this are ongoing then obviously there are going to be some difference of opinions on your ability. That's the big thing and whatever happens, happens."

    The Bengals would have to pay Houshmandzadeh $9.88 million in salary for the 2009 season if they where to slap the franchise tag on him.

    "I don't want any part of the tag," he said. "The more I think about, I don't think I'll be franchised. It's a lot of money. If you franchise somebody what are you saying about the player? Obviously, you think he is that type of player, and if you think he's that type of player then you're franchising him.

    "That shows you within itself that OK we think he's one of the better players and we're going to franchise him. If that's the case give him a contract like your franchising him. That's how I see it and don't see the franchise thing happening."

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    Houshmandzadeh was very blunt about what would take place if he is designated the team's franchise player.

    "Coach Lewis made an emphasis of wanting guys at the offseason programs, on the field sessions and things of that nature. If I get franchised I'm not going to be there," he said.

    "So it goes against everything that the coaches want. You can't have the coach come out and say one thing and do another. If you do, then you're not going to have the cohesiveness he said he wanted when the season ended."

    Houshmandzadeh stated that some of the blame for the Bengals dismal 2008 season was placed on him and Chad Ocho Cinco by the coach for their lack of participation in voluntary offseason programs. He reiterated that things weren't going to change this offseason if he receives the tag.

    Houshmandzadeh said that as a player you want to be there, but you have to do what is best for you.

    It looks like déjà vu all over again for the Bengals.

    Stakes are high?

    As far as talks of a new contract, everything remains status quo. However, Houshmandzadeh did have a conversation with Bengals chief negotiator Troy Blackburn nearly two weeks ago, who expressed interest in possibly re-signing the receiver. Yet there has been no contact between the Bengals organization and Houshmandzadeh's agent, Kennard McGuire.

    The Bengals are notorious for dragging their feet in contract negotiations. But this could turn out to be one of those cases where if you snooze, you lose.

    No doubt Houshmandzadeh will draw a lot of attention on the open market and the Bengals would essentially come out as losers in this scenario.

    There is more than meets the eye with Houshmandzadeh and other NFL teams know it. Many try to label the receiver as being one-dimensional by saying he's nothing more that a slot receiver.

    That's far from the truth. The reason for seeing Houshmandzadeh line up in the slot as much is the inability of Ocho Cinco, Henry and others to play the position.

    Houshmandzadeh has proven to be one tough hombre playing in the slot, but the team's offense has restricted him from showing off his true ability as an outside receiver.

    Other teams are fully aware what Houshmandzadeh brings to the table not on the football field but in the locker room.

    With the free agent period vastly approaching, Bengal fans began to ponder life without T.J. One thing is for certain, the Bengals are a worse team without him.
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    Re: Bengals Free Agency and Trades Thread

    I would definitely franchise him now.
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    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    One other thing: Can someone explain how the free agent period is "vastly" approaching?
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


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    Re: Bengals Free Agency and Trades Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    One other thing: Can someone explain how the free agent period is "vastly" approaching?
    I'd like to hear "Big C"'s explanation for that one, too.

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    Re: Bengals Free Agency and Trades Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    One other thing: Can someone explain how the free agent period is "vastly" approaching?
    You use the same finger to type "f" and "v".
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: Bengals Free Agency and Trades Thread

    Should be interesting to note that the Bengals picked up punter Ryan Plackenmeier off waivers from the Redskins.
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    Re: Bengals Free Agency and Trades Thread

    I knew Kyle Larson was having a bad year, but I didn't realize he was dead last. Ouch.

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    Re: Bengals Free Agency and Trades Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    Should be interesting to note that the Bengals picked up punter Ryan Plackenmeier off waivers from the Redskins.
    time for a change, he was horrible and doesnt belong in the NFL


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