Man, Chad Johnson has to be pissed. Marvin Lewis, like the many times before, was adamant that Chad Johnson won't be traded.
Bengals owner Mike Brown is notoriously cheap and he won't stomach the $8.03 million salary cap hit that trading or cutting Johnson would entail. After giving Johnson a $35 million extension less than two years ago and with capable backup Chris Henry on hand if Ocho Cinco holds out, the Bengals are planning to play hardball.
Basically, nothing has changed. Chad Johnson will be the starting Bengals wide receiver in 2008. Now Chad should follow up his media tour during Super Bowl week with a local tour around shopping malls, restaurants and perhaps, dropping by the offices of beat writers and local radio personalities to say hello.
Unless the team files a grievance against the Redskins for tampering, this story is nearly completed. Though I wouldn't rule out a draft day trade.