BengalszoneBilly Posted December 6, 2008 Report Share Posted December 6, 2008 Personally I hope we keep Tourage and not Chad.Houshmandzadeh says either he or Chad will be gone in 2009The pass-catching tandem of T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Chad Johnson, together since Oregon State in 2000, may be splitting, according to a report in the Indianapolis Star and Houshmandzadeh."One way or another it will be, I think, whether it's him or me," he said of Cincinnati's impending offseason decisions.Johnson, the flamboyant free spirit, is signed through 2011 but could be a salary cap casualty. His numbers have been reduced to about half of his norm by injuries and a one-game suspension. He has played well most of this year, but in the past, when he wasn't performing his signature touchdown celebrations, he was blasting his team and coach Marvin Lewis.Houshmandzadeh, unique for his name and his ponytail, doesn't have a contract beyond this season despite leading the Bengals in catches for a third straight year and in receiving yards for a second straight. So the man who tied New England's Wes Welker with an NFL-best 112 catches last year on the way to the Pro Bowl is a bit edgy."Put yourself in my position. I just automatically assume I won't be here," Houshmandzadeh said. "If I stay here, great, I'll make it happen. And if I don't, I look forward to making it happen somewhere else.'' Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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