Chad "Estaban Ocho Cinco" Johnson, was in Miami preparing for his Patriot debut Monday night.
Terrell "T.O." Owens was healing from offseason surgery.
T.J. "Who's Your Mama" Houshmanzadeh was looking for any team to give him another shot, and the whereabouts of one Carson Palmer are sketchy, but he more than likely was playing golf somewhere in sunny Southern California
Oh by the way, the Cincinnati Bengals were celebrating a victory Sunday without all of them.
There were no end zone celebrations in Sunday's 27-17 victory over the favored Cleveland Browns.
There were no looks of disbelief on the faces of the Bengal receivers when passes were not thrown to them when they felt they were wide open.
There was no bickering between quarterback and receivers as they walked off the sideline after another round of miscommunication.
There were no receivers running different routes than were designed by the coaching staff.
There will be no reality shows this week by any of the current Bengal players.
What there was, was a group of men, who played together as a team with one goal on this Sunday afternoon, to beat their Ohio rival Cleveland Browns and that was a welcome sight for many long-time Bengal fans.
For years Bengal fans have been held hostage by a handful of players that had more on their minds than the simple task of doing everything they needed to do to help there team win football games.
Some of the old group saw no need to attend pre- season workouts, no need to try and block for teammates, only a need for taking care of themselves.
This new group is a refreshing bunch of young players who will give everything they have to make this a respectable, competitive football team.
I would be not telling the truth if I said that as a Bengal fan I would not miss the entertainment value that follows Ocho Cinco wherever he goes, but the possibility of having a young, committed football team to follow is far greater.
So good luck to No. 85 in New England.
Good luck to T.O. on his recovery. Good luck to Houshmanzadeh in finding a new home, and good luck on your temporary early retirement Carson.
Oh, and by the way, good luck to these new Bengals, who with the help of a very favorable schedule just might surprise a few people and win a handful more games before 2011 is done.
Mike Morrison is Marietta Times part-time sports writer.