Terrell Owens and Cincinnati Bengals: 'It's Up To You To Sign'

Mike PendletonCorrespondent IJuly 26, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 18: Terrell Owens #81 of the Buffalo Bills stands on the sideline during the game against the New York Jets on October 18, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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When Drew Rosenhaus says one of his players is getting ready to be signed, you better believe him. Last week that is what Drew said about wide receiver Terrell Owens who spent last season with the Buffalo Bills.

Shortly after that came out, news was released that the St. Louis Rams and Cincinnati Bengals were preparing to make offers to Owens. Since then the Rams have decided against signing Owens while the Bengals' interest has increased.

Bengals president Mike Brown said the team has "shown interest in him and it is up to him if he wants to sign." He also went on to say that quarterback Carson Palmer who's been working out with Owens in California reported that the wide receiver can "still run," this all according to espn.com.

So what would Owens bring to the Bengals? Well, he's caught over 1,000 passes in his career, has 144 career touchdowns and 14,951 career reception yards.

While some may consider him selfish, it's going to be hard to be selfish when you got a great player and friend lining up opposite to you. Chad Ochocinco has controlled the Bengals since he got there and Owens coming there won't change a thing.

Owens' older age has slowed him down a bit but not enough to the point that teams should write him off. He would more then likely be the No. 2 wide receiver in Cincinnati and the Bengals would have a receiving core of Ochocinco, Owens, Antonio Bryant, Andre Caldwell, and rookie Jordan Shipley.

That is five great players at one position making the Bengals a threat to pass the ball all day.

While Carson Palmer's health is still questioned, the weapons that Owens could bring and create would mean Carson wouldn't have to do as much. Then there's the fun side, two of the NFL's best trash-talking, funniest, but also most serious wide receivers in the game today on the same team. 

They already have shows airing on VH1 back to back, so why not play together? With the Ravens adding Anquan Boldin, the Bengals are looking to add more then just one player and Owens would make the younger guys develop because their wouldn't be as much pressure on them.

All in all, if the Bengals do sign Owens it would be the storyline of the NFL season.  It would be something to look forward to, something that would give you a laugh—but more importantly the Bengals would be the team to beat in the AFC North division.