Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/7/12

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 to the Patriots' playbook and openly voiced frustration last season when he remained a starter late into the season despite limited contributions.

Ochocinco didn't practice with the team Thursday, and a source told initially told Boston Herald that Ochocinco was at Gillette Stadium in the morning but left within 10-15 minutes. The fact that Ochocinco's Twitter bio didn't include any information about the Patriots led to speculation that he was cut.

The Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders could have interest in Ochocinco. He teamed with Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer during their glory years together with the Bengals. The Dolphins run a West Coast-style offense and don't have a No. 1-type receiver.

Even the toned-down Ochocinco, whose brash celebrations and demonstrative, chatty on-field schtick grated Bengals coach Marvin Lewis before the trade to New England last offseason, might not be considered one himself at this stage in his career and veteran receivers haven't been coveted commodities in free agency of late.

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