Are the Cincinnati Bengals sending disgruntled wide receiver Chad Johnson a message? He has told the team to trade him. The team has told him he's not going anywhere and said that he can just sit out the season if he's so unhappy.
It doesn't look like the Bengals are bluffing (or if they are at least they're bracing for the possibility that Johnson calls them on it). They spent two of their first four picks on receivers: Jerome Simpson of Coastal Carolina in the 2nd round and Andre Caldwell of Florida in the 3rd.