Surprise!!! Housh Wants No Part of Tagging

Houshmandzadeh_johnson_medium

In one of the most shocking acknowledgments ever, the Bengals receiver everybody seems to covet wants no part of any "franchise tag" plans Cincinnati may or may not have for him, according to Sheil Kapadia at PFT.

"I don’t want any part of the tag," [T.J.] told the Dayton Daily News.  "The more I think about, I don’t think I’ll be franchised.  It’s a lot of money.  If you franchise somebody what are you saying about the player?  Obviously, you think he is that type of player, and if you think he’s that type of player then you’re franchising him."

Since it looks like a long term extension is out of the question -- making the resigning of Chris Henry all the more understandable (sarcasm alert) -- the writing on the wall says T.J. won't be catching balls in the Jungle next season ... unless his new team has an away game in Cincinnati.

With all these receiver questions starting to rear their ugly head (T.J.'s situation and Drew "I Won't Every Shut Up" Rosenhaus indicating he's shopping every receiver in his stable), does it change the Bengals' draft strategy in April?  What about their approach to free agency?  Obviously, addressing the offensive line is tantamount, but if Carson Palmer doesn't have anyone to throw it to, all the pocket time in the world won't make much difference.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Cincy Jungle

You must be a member of Cincy Jungle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cincy Jungle. You should read them.

Join Cincy Jungle

You must be a member of Cincy Jungle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cincy Jungle. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker