Because we can’t possibly beat this story into the ground more than we already have, we have additional Terrell Owens news to pass along.
As teams line up to dispel any notion that they’re in the market for Owens (see Seahawks, Vikings), the story has come full circle — to the point where the team that already passed on Owens to sign free agent Antonio Bryant has stated they’re still not interested. In fact, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis didn’t want to touch the subject with Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com.
“I don’t want to speak (about Terrell). We’ve been down that road,” Lewis said. “I don’t have a concern that we need to add anybody (at receiver).”
The links between Owens and the Bengals are (or were) logical because, at one point, the Bengals were the lone team to show public interest in Owens, bringing him in for a visit (his only free agent visit we know of) way back in March. But the Bengals upgraded their weapons for Carson Palmer without Owens, signing veterans Bryant and Matt Jones, and drafting Jordan Shipley, Dezmon Briscoe and Jermaine Gresham.
All those reasons make Owens to the Bengals feel like a long shot.