Chad Ochocinco Traded To New England Patriots

The Patriots are rolling the dice again, acquiring Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco in a trade.

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Tom Brady On The Chad Ochocinco Trade To Patriots

The New England Patriots may have made the two biggest splashes in free agency so far -- trading for DT Albert Haynesworth and WR Chad Ochocinco. The Ochocinco trade has to make QB Tom Brady happy. Sort of like WR Randy Moss a few years ago, Brady now has a big-time receiver to throw to and, well, we know how things turned out with Moss in his first year in New England.

Brady spoke with the media and for the first time addressed the addition of Ochocinco. Unlike Bill Belichick, he didn't totally avoid the topic.

Here are a few quotes from Christopher Price of WEEI:

 "I've known Chad for a long time. 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 there and trying to get better."

"Hopefully he can come in here and find a role on this team, as we're all trying to do."

"He's been a very prolific receiver. I think he's had a bunch of production over the years."   

The Ochocinco era is upon us in New England. 


Chad Ochocinco's Trade Could Have Been Patriots, 49ers Or Raiders

By now everyone knows the Cincinnati Bengals traded WR Chad Ochocinco to the New England Patriots for practically nothing -- a couple of late round draft picks. The news capped off a huge day for the Patriots who also acquired DT Albert Haynesworth from the Washington Redskins

Here's an interesting nugget on the Ochocinco trade -- three teams were granted permission to talk trade with him. That includes the Patriots along with the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders

What if he went to the 49ers or Raiders? Obviously, it wouldn't be nearly as big of a news story as it is the Patriots considering they're adding even more talent to a Super Bowl-caliber team. With the 49ers, Ochocinco makes them a little more dangerous but is he the difference between the playoffs and no playoffs there? I don't think so. As for the Raiders...well, that's where receivers go to die. Ask WR Randy Moss before he joined the Patriots.

As a fan of football, I'm loving Ochocinco on the Patriots. I really think he's going to have a Moss-like resurgence to his career and it's always fun to watch a dominant team.


Report: Cincinnati Trades Chad Ochocinco To Patriots For Two Draft Picks

As they always seem to do, the New England Patriots have pulled off a doozy of a trade by acquiring WR Chad Ochocinco from the Cincinnati Bengals. And as they always seem to do, they did so without giving up very much.

The Bengals will receive two late draft picks from the Patriots in return for the 33-year-old. One of the picks will be in the 2012 NFL Draft while the other will be from the 2013 Draft.

We know that the 2012 pick can't be the fifth-rounder. That's already been given to the Washington Redskins for Albert Haynesworth.

The Patriots reportedly beat out the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders for Ochocinco's services.

Ochocinco spent his entire ten-year career up until this point in Cincinnati.

Check out Pats Pulpit to see what Pats fans think of the new arrival and stay tuned to Cincy Jungle to see how Bengals fans are reacting to the loss.


Chad Ochocinco Traded To New England Patriots, According To Report

Only a couple hours after WR Chad Ochocinco hinted he was going to the New England Patriots, ESPN has reported that, indeed, Ochocinco is headed to the Patriots. Per ESPN's John Clayton, the former Cincinnati Bengals receiver has been traded to New England after restructuring his contract. He now has a new three-year deal, according to the report. 

Let me be the first to say it -- wow. This move had been rumored before but seeing it actually happen is still a little surprising. 

The Patriots now get another receiver to pair with QB Tom Brady and Ochocinco will hope to revitalize his career. He eclipsed the 1,000 yard receiving mark in six of his first seven seasons in Cincinnati before seeing his stats decline in two of the last three years.

He spent 10 years in Cincinnati before this trade, which will become official once Ochocinco can officially restructure his contract on Friday night. Clayton reports Ochocinco was scheduled to make $6.35 million in 2011.

Check out Pats Pulpit to see what Pats fans think of the new arrival and stay tuned to Cincy Jungle to see how Bengals fans are reacting to the loss. 

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