They tried to make me to trade Ocho
And I said, "no, no, no."
- Done to the tune of "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse
And there you have it, folks. Once again, Marvin Lewis is the voice of reason -- if reason means avoiding a $5 million cap hit -- when it comes to all things Ocho. When asked about trading his sad receiver, Lewis offered this response:
"I don't know why people continue with the speculation of moving Chad," Lewis said. "Many times we've reiterated, I don't know if we're keeping count on this, Chad's not getting moved. ... I don't know if any team that goes through a draft doesn't draft a wideout. I'm sure there will be at least 32 receivers picked in this draft by 32 teams. Chances are we probably take a wideout at some point in the draft."
So there you have it: the definitive word on Ocho's status with the Bengals -- at least until Saturday. My question is (even though I said something about it in the opening), is this strictly to avoid the cap hit or does Lewis really think COC has a future with a franchise that makes him cry?
H/t to FanHouse for the find.