More Receiver Rumors: Terrell Owens to Bengals, Antonio Bryant to Dolphins?

Old AccountSenior Writer IMarch 6, 2010

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 11:  Antonio Bryant #89  of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs up field at Lincoln Financial Field on October 11, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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ith day one of free agency in the books, there are still big names out on the market, especially at wide receiver.

The Anquan Boldin trade, along with the likely Brandon Marshall signing may have an impact on a few of these receivers, Terrell Owens and Antonio Bryant specifically.

Both were not on the Ravens', radar according to reports, and it is likely the Ravens will not go after any other receiver besides bringing Derrick Mason back.

We are now left with Bryant and Owens as the best available, and there is supposed to be a massive market for them.

However, rumors have begun placing both of these players in the AFC next season.

Owens agent Drew Rosenhaus has confirmed that the Cincinnati Bengals are interested in Owens, upon Chad Ochocinco's request.

"Right now I would say that everyone knows that the Cincinnati Bengals have expressed some interest in Terrell and they have spoken with him and myself," Rosenhaus said. "Where we go from here I'm not sure but I think it's at least a positive dialogue.

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"And we represent another great receiver on Cincinnati in Chad Ochocinco who would love to have number 81 as his teammate. And we'll just see how that plays out. But certainly that's something that is a possibility."

The Bengals do have a need for another receiver alongside Ocho Cinco, but is Owens the best fit? Would he really coexist on that offense?

Multiple sources have also reported that the Bengals did call Antonio Bryant, which could be a good second option.

However, according to the Miami Herald, Bryant wants to stay in the state of Florida and play for the Miami Dolphins.

Sources close to the Dolphins think that is unlikely to happen, however, as Bryant had a falling out with Bill Parcells a few seasons ago in Dallas.