If you believe the words coming out of Marvin Lewis' mouth, we can all stop with the rumors and speculation about Chad Ochocinco.
The Bengals coach said today that the wide receiver will not be traded.
“I don’t know why people continue with this speculation of moving Chad,” Lewis said, per the Dayton Daily News. “I think it’s been told many times and we’ve reiterated now for I don’t know (long). But Chad is not getting moved. So we won’t speculate on any of our players. Receivers position, I don’t know that any team doesn’t go through a draft without drafting a wideout. I’m sure there will be at least 32 receivers taken by 32 teams so chances are we’ll take a wideout at some point.”
Yesterday, we cited a Cincinnati Enquirer report that said the Bengals had not been offered even a third-round pick for Ochocinco. But then again, such a report is based on the premise that the Bengals are entertaining trade offers.