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Odell Thurman

The fascination of Odell Thurman returning and playing for the Bengals this season was stronger than the reality of the situation. The fact of the matter is that for some time now Thurman has not been in the plans for the Bengals. Marvin Lewis' lack of words spoke loudly to that point.

It pays to listen to people. Take Marvin Lewis for instance. He has been criticized in the past for saying a whole lot of nothing during press conferences or for being too abrupt with reporters and some of their questions. When it came to the future of linebacker Odell Thurman playing in Cincinnati, however, Lewis was consistent throughout. Even three weeks ago, a day after the Bengals had... Recommended Stories

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