Chad Johnson skipped the start of Bengals' practices on Monday and maintains that he would like a trade, according to the Associated Press. He said in several interviews last week that he would skip the opening workouts to reinforce his point. "Im not going to get too involved in it," QB Carson Palmer said. "I know the guys that are here are working their butts off and working for a spot." "I'm not worried. We've got a good group of guys -- some mature guys, some veteran guys -- that wont let any off-the-field distractions get in the way of what needs to be done, all of the work thats going on right now," he added.