Monday, December 29, 2014

Roundup: Ochocinco, Moreno

If you believe the words coming out of Marvin Lewis' mouth, we can all stop with the rumors and speculation about Chad Ochocinco.

Roundup: Ochocinco, Moreno

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.

So basically, Lewis isn't going to talk about it anymore, but I'm not sure how much his words really advanced the story.

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Meanwhile, earlier today we rounded up some mock drafts, and many had the Eagles ending up with Georgia running back Knowshon Moreno.

But do the Eagles like him enough to trade up?

According to ESPN's Sal Paolantonio, the answer is yes. Paolantonio reported on SportsCenter that the Eagles could be willing to trade up to get the Georgia running back.

And finally, Eagles tight end Brent Celek did a mock draft for the Sporting News. Like pretty much everyone else, Celek has the Eagles getting Moreno with the 21st pick.

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