Hmm. A wide receiver that wants to join the Cincinnati Bengals even though the Bengals don’t seem to want him. Doesn’t that sound like another story we heard this past off-season? Oh, yeah. It was that Terrell Owens guy, and Chad Ochoncinco eventually got what he wanted when the Bengals brought him on board.
T.J. Houshmandzadeh, who left the Bengals last off-season after playing G.M. and trying to call his own shots, seems to be interested in teaming up with Batman and Robin. Would that make him Catwoman? I can’t think of any other significant characters from the Batman series, so I guess that’s the role he’d be accepting. In any event, it’s obvious Housh wants to go back to Cincinnati when the Seahawks inevitably trade or release the wide receiver.
I miss it,” Houshmandzadeh told Carlos “Big C” Holmes of the Dayton Daily News in December 2009. “The grass ain’t always greener. Let me tell you that.”
For what it’s worth, Ochocinco has been lobbying for the Bengals to make a push for Houshmandzadeh on Twitter. While it worked with T.O., the situation is more complicated with Housh. T.O. was a free agent, meaning he was free to chat with any team and explore his options. Houshmandzadeh is still under contract with the Seahawks, meaning the Bengals might already be interested and not showing it to prevent facing tampering accusations. However, that seems unlikely given the money they have invested at the wide receiver position this season, especially after eating Antonio Bryant’s salary. I highly doubt Catwoman finds himself in Cincinnati at any point during the 2010 season.
Despite no apparent interest from Bengals, Houshmandzadeh wants to come back [ProFootballTalk]