After some back and forth during the week, which ended with Chad Ochocinco saying he didn’t want to be a distraction, the Bengals’ wide receiver ultimately decided not to wear the No. 15 jersey of deceased teammate Chris Henry in Sunday’s game against the Chargers.
Ochocinco, in fact, is wearing his customary white No. 85 jersey on the road in San Diego. In a quieter tribute, though, he pointed to the sky after his first reception of the game on the Bengals’ first drive during the first quarter. He did the same after scoring a touchdown later in the game.
Another No. 15 did honor Henry on Sunday. Broncos WR Brandon Marshall, who normally wears the number, donned a “Henry” nameplate on the back of his jersey during warmups before the game against the Raiders. He switched to his normal nameplate prior to the game starting.