Did anyone get the sense that T.J. Houshmandzadeh is also sour about the team drafting three wide receivers?
"Those two guys have made the team; that's no debate," Houshmandzadeh said. "Everyone else is fighting for a job. Me and Chad (Johnson)—if he's there—included. They drafted those guys high and they expect them to play."
Perhaps he's being diplomatic about leaving Cincinnati after this contract season.
"Maybe if there were talks, I would. But I'm not worried about it. I'm not thinking about it. I've got one year left. If it happens, it happens. If it doesn't, it doesn't."
"The competition will be good. Simpson and Caldwell have made the team and it's going to come down to three or four others."
Nice. T.J. is including himself of those three or four that will be fighting for job at wide receiver.
Bengals offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski doesn't think there's a message sent to T.J. as Houshmandzadeh might interpret.
"We went from a very strong and deep group to a group that we were able to replenish with these guys," offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski said. "I don't think it's necessarily a message to T.J. [Houshmandzadeh] or any of these guys. We needed depth at that position."
Alright, so maybe it's nothing.