Bengals receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh told the Dayton Daily News that he wants “no part” of the franchise tag. Nor does he anticipate it happening.
“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.”
But that does not mean that the he is itching to leave the team. In fact, Houshmandzadeh said that he would be cool with staying in Cincinnati.
- “It would be cool to remain with the Bengals because I got my start there. I’m not a person that prefers lots of change in my life, but if change has to happen, then change has to happen.”