Chad Ochocinco Joins Patriots

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The Patriots have added considerable talent during free agency.

On an incredibly active day for the New England Patriots, the mercurial Chad Ochocinco has joined Albert Haynesworth on his way to the New England Patriots.

Joining Wes Welker, Deion Branch, and a host of other wide receivers, Ochocinco brings the deep-threat possibility that Patriots fans have been looking for since Randy Moss was traded last season.

ESPN Boston is reporting that the former Bengal has agreed to restructure his deal come August 4th, making it a 3-year deal. Ochocinco was set to make $6 million in 2011, and still will when you add in some bonus money.

The Patriots will send two late-round picks to Cincinnati – one pick in 2012 and one pick in 2013.

Bill Belichick and Ochocinco have had a famously amicable relationship, sharing a love of football. Read Chris Price’s piece on the pair for a great look at how they interact. We don’t see Ochocinco causing problems in Foxboro.

Currently on the Patriots roster, each number in the 80′s is taken, with the exception of #89. Perhaps a change to Chad Ochonueve is in the cards?

Tags: Chad Ochocinco, Trade

8 Responses to “Chad Ochocinco Joins Patriots”

  1. Ratzalot says:

    Ochocinco makes for an interesting twist. I just don’t want to see Brady forcing the ball to him like he did with Moss. The Patriots team concept suffered with Moss there. Brady went back to throwing the ball to anyone and everyone as soon as Moss was traded and the offense started to play like a team again.

  2. AM says:

    Nice move. I wonder if there is an anti-Twitter provision built into the contract?

    • NEPD says:

      At least 50% of the Patriots use twitter. As long as he is isn’t using it during practices or games, go for it.

  3. jim says:

    Number 85 is already taken by Hernandez … :-)

  4. Caleb says:

    ’07 all over again. Keep an eye out for Matt Roth, Manny Lawson, Shaun Ellis, Ricky Williams and Donte Whitner next

  5. joe says:

    Everyone was crying in the draft and I said back then the pats were getting ocho

  6. Coach Bill says:

    YES! This feels like 2007… except for that last game part.






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