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Monday, August 18, 2008
Cincinnati Bengals: Franchise player

By James Walker

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 Anthony Munoz, an 11-time Pro Bowler, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998.
Posted by's James Walker

Readers' pick: Anthony Munoz, T

Good choice, Cincinnati Bengals fans.

Offensive tackle Anthony Munoz clearly is the greatest player in franchise history.

Munoz was the runaway winner. Most of the remaining votes went to Boomer Esiason and Ken Anderson, who were second and third, respectively.

What stood out most was receiver Chad Johnson coming in fourth. For all of his antics, he gets a lot of respect for his abilities from Bengals fans.

More than one out of 10 feel Johnson is the greatest player ever to put on a Bengals uniform, and his production gives him a case. Johnson, 30, already is the team's all-time leading receiver in yards (8,365) and receptions (559), and he's not done yet.