Unfortunately for Ochocinco, he won’t be making headlines in New England this summer, after the Patriots released him on Thursday afternoon after unsuccessfully attempting to trade him.
That no other NFL team was willing to give anything up to acquire the services of an 11-year veteran with 766 catches, more than 11,000 yards and 67 touchdowns tells you all you need to know about just how badly the Ocho-in-New England experiment failed.
That fact is not surprising, really, but the reasons for it certainly weren’t what most expected. If anything, it was assumed that the trade for Ochocinco last summer was risky only for fear that he may misbehave or become the dreaded “off-the-field distraction” that his reputation said he might be "
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