Terrell Owens Signs with Bengals
Terrell Owens has accepted a two one-year, $2 million offer from the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday, ending weeks of speculations about where the talented but troubled wide receiver would play in the coming NFL season.
Reports said the deal may also include a $2-million bonus for Owens, who finally got his wish to play with close friend and fellow reality television star Chad Ochocinco. Owens stars in VH1’s “The T.O. Show” while Ochocinco has “Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch.” The Bengals are the fifth team for Owens, who has had stints with the Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, and Dallas Cowboys.
Coach Marvin Lewis said Owens will be a big help in the Bengals’ aim for a Super Bowl win. “Terrell is a proven, productive player who can come in and help us,” Lewis said. “It’s a big move for us, one that we really think is going to help us.”
Owens’ signing is expected to boost the Bengals’ passing offense, which they sorely lacked in the past season when they ranked only 26th in the category. Cincinnati also acquired receiver Antonio Bryant back in March, around the same time when the team gave Owens a tryout.