The Bengals hosted wide receivers Antonio Bryant and Terrell Owens over the last two days, and only Bryant came out of the meetings with a contract.

The Bengals signed the 29-year-old receiver to a four-year, $28 million deal, while Owens was told thanks, but no thanks. At least not for now.

Chad Ochocinco (pictured) has been lobbying heavily to get Owens, but the Bengals wanted a younger receiver than the 36-year-old Owens, who is coming off his worst statistical season in an injury-free year.

Owens expressed thanks to the organization for the visit, writing on his Twitter account: "I wanna thank Mike Brown and the coaching staff 4 the visit along with the possible opportunity 2 play w/carson and 85. I enjoyed the visit."

In a subsequent tweet, he said: "I'm en route back 2 LA imagining wht WE could hv done 2gether!! Holy delta skymiles Robin! U talk about unstoppable!!" 

Ochocinco likened the union with Owens as a "Batman and Robin" situation.

The Bengals will now move on with the four receivers they have: Ochocinco, Bryant, Andre Caldwell, and recently signed Matt Jones.

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As for Owens, there is little interest on the open market for him. The Ravens said they might have interest in him, but that was before they acquired Anquan Boldin in a trade with the Cardinals. The Ravens are also hopeful of re-signing free agent Derrick Mason