NFL.com Blogs Blog Archive Bengals face decision with Houshmandzadeh Cincinnati has a Pro Bowl wide receiver about to become a free agent and a franchise tag at its disposal. But donâ€™t look for the Bengals to slap the tag on free-agent-to-be wideout T.J. Houshmandzadeh. Last year Cincinnati used its franchise tag â€” and the corresponding $7.455 million salary â€” on offensive tackle Stacy Andrews. But on one of Sundayâ€™s final plays during Cincinnatiâ€™s win over Cleveland, Andrews damaged his right knee enough that it will impact his value on the free-agent market, and it could likely mean the Bengals no longer will franchise him. So the Bengals could throw Andrewsâ€™ former tag on Houshmandzadeh, yet a league source said Cincinnati wouldnâ€™t. Houshmandzadeh is 31 years old, and if Cincinnati wants him, it will attempt to sign him to a long-term deal, something it previously has tried to do but failed. But donâ€™t look for Andrewsâ€™ tag to go on Houshmandzadeh.