"It is up to him," Brown said via the Bengals' official Twitter feed. "We have interest. We are talking to him."
My take: The Bengals have made an offer to Owens. They might suspect Owens is using the Rams to leverage a better offer from Cincinnati. Brown is letting Owens know that strategy isn't going to work, probably because Brown thinks Owens would not really sign with the Rams over a few bucks.