Per a league source, Owens signed a one year deal today with the Bengals that will pay him a base salary of $2 million. He can earn up to another $2 million in incentives.
In a string of tweets from his Twitter account, Chad Ochocinco was the first to sound off on the signing.
- @terrellowens we like batman n robin, siskel n ebert, ying n yang, bonnie n clyde but you're bonnie though
- #OCNNBREAKINGNEWS My homeboy is a Bengal, all of our games have been moved to pay-per-view, you got to pay to see this shh!
- @terrellowens bruh congrats now get your ass here so we can make a game plan over some mcdonalds
- #OCNNBREAKINGNEWS Terrell Owens is officially a Cincinnati Bengals, Cincy let's welcome him with open arms, it's on now!
Having both Ochocinco and Owens on the same team should lead to big production for fans and fantasy owners as the two should push each other all season.
With Antonio Bryant still ailing and looking like a bust already for the Bengals, the T.O. signing makes a lot of sense for the team. Bryant looks like he'll follow up Laveranues Cole as the team's second free agent wide receiver bust.
T.O.'s signing improves the fantasy value of Ochocinco, and rookie Jordan Shipley, and is one more reason to pass on Antonio Bryant, who continues to be a fantasy failure. QB Carson Palmer gets another steady and reliable receiving threat, which pushes his value up a bit as well.
While some fantasy experts have said this may hurt RB Cedric Benson, the added firepower in the passing game should only help Benson's ability to get free, and may improve his production.
Ochicinco tweeted on this as well saying: "I bet i won't see all them damn double teams now! Cedric Benson could have a 2,000 yard season with the attention we gonna command"
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