Tip Sheet notes: Pricey pursuits
The Bengals have spent millions pursuing a replacement for T.J. Houshmandzadeh
The point is that Cincinnati has spent nearly $20 million trying to replace Houshmandzadeh, who averaged 98 catches during his final three seasons with the franchise.We're not advocating the money might have been better spent just retaining Housh for a while, because he was no day at the beach either. But the botched handling of the wide receiver position certainly magnifies the significance of making safe and sage decisions on players. Otherwise, those decisions could come back to bite a club. Speaking of bites, quarterback Carson Palmer, who lobbied hard for the addition of Owens after becoming disillusioned with Bryant at times in the offseason, might want to call Jeff Garcia or Donovan McNabb and inquire about their dealings with Owens. What's that old saying about "be careful what you wish for"? Palmer might learn -- no, might live -- the meaning this year.
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