Johnson: 'I don't want to play for the Bengals'

Babe_Ruth

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Cincinnati has had to endure a plethora of issues over the last two years. But this may be the Bengals' biggest problem yet.


Three-time All-Pro wide receiver Chad Johnson, who has been selected to the Pro Bowl the last five seasons, wants out of Cincinnati and will not report to any Bengals team functions.

"I want to be traded before the draft," Johnson told ESPN.com's John Clayton. "And if that doesn't happen, I want to be traded as soon as possible. I don't intend on reporting to anything.''

Johnson's comments come on the heels of Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer saying that Johnson indicated he would be at Cincy's mandatory minicamp in June, Clayton reported.

"I want to make this very clear,'' Johnson told Clayton on Wednesday. "I don't know where he got that. I made no assertion to Carson that I would do that. Nothing has changed from what I've been saying for three months that I don't want to play for the Bengals."
In regard to Palmer, Johnson said, "I wish he would stay out of my business."
The Bengals have up until now indicated that they have no plans to trade Johnson. The team has not yet commented on Johnson's latest remarks.

Johnson's comments come on the heels of Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer saying that Johnson indicated he would be at Cincy's mandatory minicamp in June, Clayton reported.
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I think that someone would have to make a really big offer to try to land the#1 receiver in the league right now. I do see a few problems with him wanting off of the team.

One would be money since he's bound to be a very expensive player for anyone that picks him up. Another is that the Bengals have to give up the best receiver in the league. He's also going to bring a might hefty trade price.
 

The_Burger_King

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I am sure alot of teams would make a play for him but he wouldn't work for the Pats, I have seen a photo floating around the internet of him holding a Redskins jersey with a piece of paper taped on back with ocho cinco on it. Now Dan Snyder does nothave problems with dropping cash for big names, but is he willing to give up the # of draft picks they may give up for a few years as would anyone else. And if I had my way the Skins would get him.

Right now he is under contract and Cincy holds the cards, if they want they can not pay if he doesn't play or even go so far as to suspend him for not showing up to camp. Remember how Philly did TO, Chad needs to watch his step. if he wants out he needs to go about it different than stirring the pot like he is and end up causing lots of problems on the team this year.

Good luck Cincy, you thought last year was bad, this year you go back to fully being the "Bungles".
 
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CJ doesn't have nearly as big an ego as TO but he does do a few things that will land him in trouble. I also can't see him playing for the Redskins either.

And I'll be damned if we get swept by Cincy two years in a row.
 

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I can imagine the Chargers or the Pats maybe
The Patriots have Moss and probably won't have the cap room. I don't know much about the Chargers but Gates, Rivers, and L.T. have to take up a metric assload of cap room.
 

The_Burger_King

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If he were to leave it would have to be on a team that has no big name recievers, where it would be all CJ all the time. But after this who would want him knowing he is a trouble maker. Would the risk outweigh the rewards on this one.
 

Doc

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He wants to be in contention for a Super Bowl and all of the big teams have a top receiver right now. That could cause a problem with him trying to get onto a team without a top-tier reciever.