Terrell Owens: Five Reasons the Cincinnati Bengals Shouldn't Sign Him

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Terrell Owens: Five Reasons the Cincinnati Bengals Shouldn't Sign Him

To sign T.O. or not?

The Bengals have been pondering that question since March.

The Cincinnati Bengals passed on Terrell Owens at the beginning of free agency, signing Antonio Bryant instead. It looked as if Owens' chances of becoming a Bengal had ceased after Bryant signed.

Apparently not, however. Antonio Bryant hasn't fully recovered from left knee surgery he had last August, raising questions about how healthy he will be at the start of the Bengals' season.

With the fears around Bryant growing, Owens has popped up again on the Bengals' radar. Mike Brown said the team is definitely interested, and it'd appeared that the Bengals were the front-runners after the St. Louis Rams dropped out of the race.

Owens would be a dangerous threat in a Bengals' passing offense in need of a lift, but there are too many negatives towards T.O. If I were Mike Brown, I'd eventually decide against bringing in the receiver.

Yeah, Owens is an explosive receiver that would take pressure off both Chad Ochocino and Carson Palmer. But, he's not nearly the same receiver he was earlier in his career and will be a huge headache if things don't go his way in Cincinnati.

With that said, here are five reasons the Bengals shouldn't sign him.

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