by Bruce Ciskie
As the Cincinnati Bengals begin to reconstruct their team after a disastrous season, it makes perfect sense that they would use the franchise player designation to keep a key player around. With wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh and offensive lineman Stacy Andrews among the potential free agents, the Bengals certainly had options for their tag.
With that in mind, I'm sure no one is surprised that they decided to use it. What should surprise a few people is how the Bengals have decided to use it.
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Bengals Grant T.J. Houshmandzadeh's Wish, Franchise Kicker Instead originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Mon, 16 Feb 2009 16:20:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.