22 Apr 2008
ESPN reports that Cincinnati declined an offer from the Redskins of a first-round pick and a conditional pick in 2009 (third-round rising to first based on performance) for disgruntled wideout Chad Johnson.
Choice quote from Marvin Lewis during the same press conference:
"I think he's a man of his word and says he's not going to play, so don't play."
Looks like both sides are digging in here, which means this story could run and run. Both Lewis and Johnson are likely to have cause to regret recent remarks - the coach is making it harder for his best wideout to climb down and come back, the player is making the team more reluctant to trade him. Can't we all just get along?
44 comments, Last at 25 Apr 2008, 6:01pm by Kellerman
Our offseason Four Downs series ends with a look at the NFC West's biggest remaining holes and their most notable UDFA signings. The Rams and 49ers have to kick-start their passing games, Arizona's offense lacks a big dimension, and the Seahawks continue to rely on Russell Wilson's magic tricks.