"Why didn't the Bengals show interest in Percy Harvin?"
That's what several fans asked following the Seattle Seahawks' blockbuster trade that shipped Percy Harvin to the New York Jets for a conditional 6th-round draft pick. Why not, especially with injuries to A.J. Green, Tyler Eifert and Marvin Jones leaving the Bengals without their top pass-catchers for a good chunk of the season already.
Jones is now out for the year, and Eifert won't return for another three weeks. There's no telling when Green will be back, and it's unlikely he's ever going to be 100 percent again this year, as his toe injury continues to plague him.
Apparently, the Bengals were actually contacted by Seattle, but it looks as though they wanted nothing to do with the embattled receiver.
Peter King of SI also mentioned the Bucs and Browns as teams that talked with Seattle, but it was New York's offer they valued most.
Percy2: Sea spoke to Cle, TB also. Jets made best offer. Sea was open w/Jet GM John Idzik about the whole book on Harvin.— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) October 18, 2014
It says something when a team like the Bengals, who are in dire need of another receiver, don't want anything to do with you, not to mention Mike Brown's history of taking on players with "questionable" character.
Cincinnati is confident in what they have for now. There is still time to trade for other receivers with less baggage if they want to.