Saturday, February 06, 1999
Bengals wait to talk to Boomer
BY GEOFF HOBSON
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Bengals General Manager Mike Brown said Friday that the team will wait until Boomer Esiason returns from this weekend's Pro Bowl to gauge his interest in coming out of retirement.
Both Brown and coach Bruce Coslet had no comment when asked if they had spoken recently to Esiason about leaving the ABC Monday Night Football booth to rejoin the club.
We would be certainly be willing to talk to Boomer, but I think it would have to wait until he got back (from Hawaii), Brown said. Then we'll see whether he wants to pursue anything or not.
Asked if he would call Esiason, Brown said, I don't know who's going to call whom. ... I can't tell you (how much money it would take). It may be more than we'd be willing to pay. Maybe he doesn't want to leave (ABC) ... He might want to better his situation (at ABC). I don't know.
Esiason sent word via his representatives Friday that he wouldn't return phone calls.
COACHES UPDATE: The Bengals head into next week still seeking a tight ends coach to replace Bob Wylie, the Bears' new offensive line coach. Plus, Bengals offensive assistant John Garrett has been contacted by Arizona for a job.
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