The rumors of Owens heading to the Bengals have been swirling for over a month now, ever since Ochocinco started his campaigning for the six-time Pro Bowler in Cincinnati.
After the first part was published Monday, here's the second part of why Owens signing with the Bengals could happen.
The Relationship Between Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens
If Owens does end up in Cincinnati next season, the Bengals will have Ochocinco to thank for bringing in the six-time Pro Bowl receiver.
Ever since the week leading up to the Super Bowl, Ochocinco has campaigned for his close friend to receive an opportunity to play for the Bengals in 2010. The rumors started on his UStream page, continued at his Mansion party for the Haiti Relief Fund and continued to develop throughout the offseason.
At first glance, Ochocinco's comments towards the situation seemed to be nothing but another joke to members of the media. Now, Owens to the Bengals has arguably become one of the hottest debates during the first week of free agency.
Number of Suitors Seem Smaller Now That Boldin is With The Baltimore Ravens
Numerous reports indicated last week that the top two teams interested in Owens were the Bengals and Ravens. After Baltimore exchanged a third and fourth-round pick to acquire Anquan Boldin from the Arizona Cardinals, the Ravens appear to be out of the running for Owens.
Sure, the 2010 free agency period may not even be a week old, but the Bengals are the only other team that has even shown the slightest bit of interest in having Owens for next season. He and agent Drew Rosenhaus have a history of asking for a big pa day when it comes to negotiating contracts with teams.
If Owens doesn't draw interest from any other teams, he may have to accept whatever deal the Bengals offer him—assuming they end up offering one.
Owens' Twitter Comments and Recent Visit To Cincinnati
Owens arrived in Cincinnati Tuesday night to have dinner with the Bengals coaching staff and will take a tour of the offices on Wednesday. Before his arrival, there was some activity emerging between him and good friend Ochocinco about his meeting with the Bengals.
OGOchoCinco @terrellowens: hey where you at? You sign on that dotted line yet
terrellowens @OGOchoCinco: i'm on the plane!
OK, so these "Twitter comments" shouldn't be taken too serious, but they do show some signs of excitement between Ocho and Owens about the possibility of playing together next season.
If all goes well Wednesday, their wish may come true; Ochocinco and Ochouno may be playing side-by-side in orange and black stripes with the Bengals next season.
Dan Parzych is the Cincinnati Bengals Examiner for Examiner.com.
He is also the founder of WhoDeyBengals.com.
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