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Chad Ochocinco’s Contract Details

Peter King of Sports Illustrated reports that WR Chad Ochocinco‘s one year contract with the Dolphins is worth $925,000 which is “the minimum for veterans of the 34-year-old Ochocinco’s experience” King notes though that through incentives Ochocinco could escalate the contracts value to over $2 million.  One of the terms of the deal is that if Ochocinco can catch 80+ ...

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NFL News & Rumors: Thursday 6/7

Bears Unsigned franchise player RB Matt Forte said he is “definitely” not seeking to become the NFL’s highest-paid running back. (Michael C Wright) Bears DT Henry Melton said he’s been getting a little work at fullback during OTAs. (Fred Mitchell) Bengals Third-round WR Mohamed Sanu has earned rave reviews from offensive coordinator Jay Gruden (Geoff Hobson) RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis and ...

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Patriots Rumors: Brandon Lloyd, Deion Branch, Matt Slater, Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen

Brandon Lloyd Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe writes that Patriots WR Brandon Lloyd has “impressed all week” and is making an “easy transition to New England” during the teams’ OTAs. This isn’t exactly all that surprising when you consider that Lloyd has been playing in Josh McDaniels system for the last two years. “I’m familiar with the nuances of the offense, so that definitely ...

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Chad Ochocinco Still Struggling With Patriots Offense

Greg A. Bedard of the Boston Globe reports that, during the Patriots OTA’s, Deion Branch had to tell “had to tell [Chad Ochocinco] where to line up at one point, and then Ochocinco went offsides and had to run a lap.” Ochocinco is already facing an uphill battle after the additions of WR’s Jabar Gaffney, Brandon Lloyd, Donte Stallworth, Anthony Gonzalez and Deion Branch. ...

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Chad Ochocinco Has A “30 percent chance” Of Making The Cut

According to Tom Curran of Comcast Sports New England, Patriots WR Chad Ochocinco has a “30 percent chance” of making the team’s roster this season. “And that might be a little generous,” admits Curran, via NBC Sports. New England aggressively improved their receiving core during free agency as they wound up signing Brandon Lloyd, Jabar Gaffney, Donte’ Stallworth and Anthony Gonzalez. The Patriots will also have Wes ...

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An Idea Of What Patriots Receivers Could Be Cut

Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston offered his take on which receivers he can see making the Patriots 53-man roster. Reiss has Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd, Jabar Gaffney, Deion Branch, Julian Edelman and Matthew Slater as the six receivers that should make the team, which leaves Chad Ochocinco, Donte’ Stallworth and Anthony Gonzalez on the chopping block. There’s no question that the odds are against guys like Ochocinco, Stallworth and Gonzalez to make the ...

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Conflict Between Bengals and LB Keith Rivers Prompt Trade?

Dan Pompei of the National Football Post writes that the Bengals and LB Keith Rivers had a dispute about Rivers’ timing of wrist surgery during last seasons NFL lockout. “The Bengals thought he could have had it earlier in the offseason,” Pompei wrote.  Rivers had the surgery toward the end of the lockout and the team placed him on the ...

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Patriots Sign WR Jabar Gaffney

Jason La Canfora of NFL.com reports that the New England Patriots have signed WR Jabar Gaffney to a two-year deal. Gaffney was recently released by the Washington Redskins despite putting up nearly 1000 yards receiving and five touchdowns last year. The Patriots have already added a plethora of receivers during the offseason which includes likes of Brandon Lloyd, Anthony Gonzalez, and Donte’ Stallworth, all of whom ...

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Chad Ochocinco Restructures His Contract

ESPN ‘s Adam Schefter reports that Patriots WR Chad Ochocinco has restructured his contract to stay in New England. Schefter mentions that Ochocinco will cut his “base salary from $3 million to $1 million” for the 2012 season. Ochocinco is coming off a very disappointing season in which he caught only 15 passes for 276 yards and 1 touchdown. There’s still no ...

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Patriots Expected To Keep Chad Ochocinco

ESPN’s Adam Schefter believes that the New England Patriots will “absolutely” retain WR Chad Ochocinco for the 2012 season. “Ochocinco will be back in New England next year,” said Schefter, via ESPNBoston.com. “They believe that he’ll spend this offseason immersing himself in the playbook, familiarizing himself with the Patriots’ offense. They’re going to bring all these wide receivers in and let them ...

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Patriots Would Take $3.7M Cap Hit If They Cut Chad Ochocinco

New England would take a $3.17 million salary cap hit upon releasing WR Chad Ochocinco, per Greg Bedard. This is most likely why they have approached him about restructuring his current contract. It’s possible that they could prorate his salary in a bonus that pays him over the next two years but that’s just specualtion. ————————————————————————————————– Liz Mullen of the Sports Business ...

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Terrell Owens Close To Signing With A Team?

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported yesterday that there’s one team that happens to be “very interested” in WR Terrell Owens, according to Drew Rosenhaus. Pro Football Talk reported that the team plays in the AFC which helps to narrow it down a bit. Tom Curran of CSN New England reported that Rosenhaus attended the Eagles-Patriots game was seen on the Patriots’ sideline. New England has been without a deep ...

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Ochocinco On The Chopping Block?

The New England Patriots are paying Chad Ochocinco $6 million for the 2011 season despite not playing a huge role in the teams offensive scheme. Yesterday, he was on the field for seven snaps with one pass in his direction, per Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com. Chad still looks uncomfortible in the teams offense even though his one target was on a play that was ...

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Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez “Trying To Make It Back” For Week 4

Gary Dzen of the Boston Globe reports that Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez is doing his best to work his way back from a sprained MCL in his left knee  that he suffered in week 2’s game against the Chargers. “I’m feeling good, man,” said Hernandez. “I just take it day by day and work with the trainers and try to get back as soon ...

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Brandon Tate Done In New England?

ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss and Mike Rodak seem to agree that the Patriots are likely to cut WR Brandon Tate. Both reporters have the Patriots keeping six wide receiver: Wes Welker, Chad Ochocinco, Deion Branch, Julian Edelman, Taylor Price, and Matthew Slater. It was just last season that many believed that he was a breakout candidate that could give New England the ...

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New England Considering T.J. Houshmandzadeh & Darren Sharper?

So far the New England Patriots have brought in a couple veterans with the additions of Chad Ochocinco and Albert Haynesworth but Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald reports that the Patriots will also be bringing in WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh and S Darren Sharper for workouts later today. Both players haven’t drawn much of any interest on the open market up to this ...

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Update: Ochocinco & Haynesworth On The Chopping Block?

Tom E. Curran of CSN New England points out that some of the logic used to backup the idea of the Patriots possibly cutting one of  Chad Ochocinco or Albert Haynesworth is a bit faulty. Curran adds that Patriots locker room isn’t in need of an example such as the mentioned below. Cutting Ochocinco would be a waste of two draft picks and the signnig bonus ...

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Chad Ochocinco Traded To New England

Pro Football Talk writes that a league source has informed them that Ochocinco’s 2011 salary of $6 million which is a combination of salary and bonuses. ——————————————————————————————– ESPN’s Adam Schefter also confirms the deal and notes that one of the picks will be 2013 draft selection. This seems like a pretty good deal for the Patriots considering that all they’re giving ...

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Bears Targeting FA Wide Receivers?

It’s been speculated that the Chicago Bears will be looking to sign a free agent wide receiver this year and the names of Sidney Rice, Plaxico Burress and Chad Ochocinco appear to be popular options as of now. ESPN’s Adam Schefter was asked about the chances of Rice or Burress ending up in Chicago to which he responded, “it wouldn’t ...

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NFL Rumors: Bengals Hoping To Re-sign Cedric Benson?

Bengals.com’s Geoff Hobson reports that Cincinnati Bengals would “dearly love” to re-sign Cedric Benson this offseason. New offensive coordinator Jay Gruden has already mentioned that the team will look employ a run-first offense so keeping Benson would make sense from that standpoint. Hobson specifically mentions that both Johnathan Joseph and Cedric Benson will be sitting atop Cincinnati’s offseason priority list. If ...

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NFL Rumors: Ochocinco Not Returning To Cincy?

Both Marvin Lewis and Chad Ochocinco have traded shots with one another throughout the offseason so the fact that Chad has taken to twitter to discuss his frustration with Lewis shouldn’t come as a surprise. Take it for what you will, Ochocinco tweets that his “time is up” with the Bengals. Chad eludes to the irrepriable damage that has been done ...

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