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The New England Patriots released wide receiver Chad Ochocinco earlier today. While it is unclear of what Chad’s services were to the team, they are no longer necessary. Number 85 has quite the resume both on and off the field, providing gold candy to anyone with a video camera or a microphone, and being a spectacle on the field with several franchise records with the Cincinnati Bengals as well as 6 pro bowl appearances. Expectations were high for the 34-year-old wide out, which is a good indication why he was released having only 15 receptions and 1 touchdown with the franchise.
Concerns for the colorful veteran now, especially following the unnoticeable contributions to New England, is shelf life, and whether or not the river dancer formally known as Chad Johnson has anything to offer to an NFL franchise. Some upside to Chad is that he is definitely coachable. He was very aware of the culture, style, and guidelines that the closed mouthed professional Patriots demanded, and to everyone’s disbelief, we didn’t get the usual display of celebration or center of attention antics that we were used to seeing from Ochocinco. Only time will tell if there are interests for an aging past sensation from another franchise with a need.
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Chad Ochocinco was released by the Patriots on Thursday after an unsuccessful season with the team. The primary reason for his release is that he never could pick up the Patriots’ offense. Or, as Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe put it, Ochocinco lacked “football IQ.”
Bedard’s report states:
According to multiple sources, he just doesn’t have the football I.Q. that he appeared...
Chad Ochocinco was an ill fit for the New England Patriots who ended up releasing him on Thursday. The Patriots attempted to trade him but found no suitors which led to his release. But Ochocinco is still a very skilled receiver who has the ability to contribute to a team. But which teams would be a better fit for Ochocinco’s skills? Here are five teams that could use a skilled...
Chad Ochocinco's inglorious tenure with the Patriots is over, according to published reports. Earlier reports that Ochocinco was still on the roster and left the team facility early for a dentist appointment were debunked by the Boston Herald Thursday. According to the paper, the Patriots first attempted to trade the veteran receiver but found no takers. He struggled to acclimate...
Chad Ochocinco was released from the Patriots, and it sparks the question, is his career over?
Granted the New England Patriot system is notoriously one of the most difficult systems in the league according to present (and past) players. Perhaps Ochocinco simply could not adapt to Bill Belichick’s game plan.
It is more likely that he could not compete with the ten other wide...
If Chad Ochocinco could get his wish, he reportedly would continue his NFL career with the Miami Dolphins. After the wide receiver was waived this past week by the New England Patriots, he’s in the market for a new employer and the south Florida native is hoping that could be the Dolphins, souces told CBSSports.com. Ochocinco indicated via Twitter on Friday that there’s interest...
You’d had to be blind not to have seen this coming. Never mind that Ochocinco’s contribution to the Patriots last season was next to none, but during the offseason New England signed free agent receivers Brandon Lloyd, Donte Stallworth, Anthony Gonzalez, and Jabar Gaffney. So it was hard to see where Ochocinco would fit in.
Turns out, he doesn’t. And the Patriots, after trying...
Upon news of the release of wide receiver Chad Ochocinco by the New England Patriots, the speculation about his next possible destination ran wild. While many people are mentioning the same old teams who have either gone after diva wide receivers in the past, or those who are a bit thin at the position, it remains a mystery as to whether or not Ochocinco will draw nearly as much...
According to Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com, the Jets have no interest in free agent wide receiver Chad Ochocinco. It wouldn’t make sense for them, since they don’t more attention with Santonio Holmes already on their roster.
The Jets need to get younger anyway, Ochocinco wouldn’t be able to do much for them this season with there mess at quarterback.
After conflicting reports earlier today, the New England Patriots made it official by releasing Chad Ochocinco, the outspoken receiver who lasted only one year with the Patriots after they traded for him last offseason.
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There was some speculation this afternoon as to why New England Patriots WR Chad Ochocinco was not present during team OTA’s. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported initially that he wasn’t with the team because of an eye doctor’s appointment. Schefter then reported that after the Pats got no offers in a trade for Ochocinco, they released [...]
NFL Daily Digest: 6-8-2012
C’mon Chad: It seems that Chad Johnson was released because he is not smart enough to do what the Patriots need him to do according to the Boston Globe. He apparently lacked the “football I.Q.” to get it...
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