Last week, they thought they had acquired Shaun Rogers. Then they didn't. Then he went to Cleveland (bad trade for the Browns, by the way). Today, it appeared they had acquired Dewayne Robertson from the Jets.
Then they didn't.
ROBERTSON DEAL ISN'T HAPPENING
For the second time since Friday, a deal that the Bengals thought they'd make to upgrade a subpar defense has fallen apart.
Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com reports that the trade between the Jets and the Bengals for New York defensive tackle Dewayne Robertson is off.
The sticking point was Cincy's insistence that Robertson re-do a contract that is set to pay him $9.8 million in 2008. Unless and until the Jets find a team for whom Robertson is willing to take a haircut, the likelihood is that Robertson eventually will be cut before a $3 million roster bonus comes due in June.