Patriots pick up Ochocinco!
The New England Patriots picked up Chad Ochocinco from the Cinci(nnati) Bengals in exchange for a 5th round pick in 2012 and a 6th round pick in 2013! Although the trade is not yet official, Ocho was already on the practice field this morning chillin’ with QB Tom Brady (pic above). The Patriots just signed discounted Albert Haynesworth from the Washington Redskins. The Patriots are looking to restructure Ocho’s contract (keep under salary cap), and he will probably make less than the $6.35 Million he would have made this year as a Bengal. Ocho is a six-time pro-bowler, alotted seven 1000-yard seasons, in his 10-year career. His numbers dropped off last year with only 67 receptions for 831 yards and four TD’s. He can put his ‘Batman and Robin’ (w/ former teammate T.O.) days behind him. Check out Brady’s comments on Ochocinco!
“I’ve known Chad for a long time,” Brady said in an interview during practice Friday morning, “I’ve watched him for a long time and he brings a lot of energy to the team. We’re looking forward to everyone being out here and trying to get better, trying to see what we can make of this year.” – boston