ESPN’s Adam Schefter originally reported the news via Twitter, saying the Patriots spent the day Thursday unsuccessfully trying to trade the 34-year-old receiver.
Later in the afternoon, Ochocinco sent out a tweet of his own on his time with the Patriots:
“Thoroughly enjoyed the oppurtunity to play for the “Patriot” organization… fans were ****ing wicked awesome, I wish all of you the best..”
Earlier in the day, Ochocinco’s absence from from Thursday’s organized team activities in Foxborough led to heavy speculation that his time in New England has perhaps come to an end.
Several reports noted that Ochocinco did indeed arrive at Gillette Stadium on Thursday morning but left shortly thereafter. Schefter originally reported the departure was for an eye doctor appointment "
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