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\ Bengals owner Mike Brown is notoriously cheap and he won’t stomach the $8.03 million salary cap hit that trading or cutting Johnson would entail. After giving Johnson a $35 million extension less than two years ago and with capable backup Chris Henry on hand if Ocho Cinco holds out, the Bengals are planning to play hardball.\

\ Of course as one source said if any team would step up to pay the mercurial Johnson what he wants, it would be the Redskins, who always seem to think that someone else’s players are better than theirs. A marriage of the selfish Johnson and nice guy new coach Jim Zorn doesn’t sound very promising. Imagine the tantrums if Ocho Cinco didn’t get the ball enough!\

\ So take it from those in the know in Cincinnati, Johnson isn’t going anywhere.

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