Thursday, July 28, 2011
The New England Patriots traded for Chad Ochocinco from the Bengals today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter the Bengals in return recieve 2 draft pics, one this year and one next year.
This come's one day after they accuired Albert Haynesworth from the Redskins, who help selidify there offensive line in a way they've missed since trading Richard Seymore to the Raiders.
Ochocinco and the Patriots restructured his remaining 3 year deal to fit with in the patriots salary cap needs. The 10 year veteran caught 67 passes for 831 yards and 4 touchdowns last season, a down year but he shared the field with Terrel Owens. It was a drop off from his 2009 campaign were Ochocinco had caught 72 passes for 1,046 yards and 9 touchdowns. In all Ochocinco has had seven 1,000 yard seasons through his 10 year career.
Ochocinco will give Brady a deep threat he lost last season after they traded Randy Moss after week 4 to the Minnesota Viking's. According to Ocho and Bill Belichick they have a friendship that was formed a few years back, and one that is non football related. According to Ocho "It became a friendship beyond a football player and Coach. He became my friend"
Belicheck confirmed this by saying "I like Chad. I like him as a player, I like him as a person. I like his enthusiasm and the fun he has in football and how he competes on the football field."
This really puts pressure on the Jets to make a real move on Nnamdi or another defensive free agent.