Will Chad Ochocinco Play in the NFL Next Season?

Sports 2012/06/08 16:00:00
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NFL wide receiver Chad Ochocinco has been released by the New England Patriots, following a disappointing 2011 season. The six-time Pro Bowler landed in New England after he was traded by the Cincinnati Bengals -- a franchise he spent nearly a decade with. But his production in recent years has fallen, even if his star continues to rise and stay steady.

Ochocinco only started three of the 15 games he played last season, racking up a measly 276 total yards and one touchdown. That pales in comparison to the seasons of his prime, when he led the league in receiving. He did, however, play in the first Super Bowl of his career earlier this year, catching a pass for 21 yards in a loss to the New York Giants. While Ochocinco fans may feel their player got a raw deal, he was quick to thank the organization for their time during his short tenure there.

Now at age 34, the question isn't just how much fuel Ochocinco's got in the tank, but how much he really wants to play football these days. Depending on how financially comfortable he is, Ochocinco could have a very good media and entertainment career if he retired tomorrow. From his trademark touchdown celebrations to his Ochocinco News Network app to his wild stint on Dancing With the Stars, Ochocinco has always delivered as an entertainer. It's also worked against him in the eyes of coaches, but then again, how many 34-year-old receivers who regress and get cut make news these days? Best of luck, Chad Ochocinco.

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  • shansera 2012/06/08 19:01:34
    He won't retire til forced out. How most NFL star players go. If the Pats had won the Super Bowl this year, I would say NO, he would retire on a high note. But he will probably be passed around to a couple teams before he throws in the towel.

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  • shamont 2012/11/02 01:11:11
    I think he should play for the steelers
  • SamE 2012/06/13 13:22:42
    In Miami, will we never learn, Brandon Marshall.
    Miami Dolphins
  • 'Zedd 2012/06/12 22:00:14
  • Gentry June 2012/06/11 16:24:07
  • ~*PoliceGirl*~ (>^-^)> 2012/06/11 16:21:16
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    he is a boss chad ochocinco cathing the football
  • shamont ~*Polic... 2012/11/02 01:13:18
  • jacktown kid 2012/06/11 15:21:06
    jacktown kid
    Somebody will take a flyer on him
  • LuisaCruz 2012/06/11 08:38:08
  • bml 2012/06/11 06:39:00
    Give it a try?
  • Aksana 2012/06/11 05:55:21
  • moleman 2012/06/11 05:25:55
    nice grammar there sodahead sports
  • Mike 2012/06/11 03:57:01
    He's not a quitter....I don't know why the patriots got rid of him...except for money....Hey OCHO....my team needs some receivers....Take ya in Warm Sunny Miami...!!!
  • ronbo 2012/06/11 02:02:39
    There,s bound to be a team that needs him bad enough. I don,t think he,s through yet.
  • S.E.L. 2012/06/11 01:50:10
    who cares
  • shamont S.E.L. 2012/11/02 01:14:01
  • RT 2012/06/11 01:23:20
  • Nathan RT 2012/06/11 17:42:01
    No way seahawks will even consider him. Ie branch and houzmanzada. Pete carol wants no old, underachievers at wide out.
  • RT Nathan 2012/06/11 23:30:37
  • ..::loc... RT 2012/06/13 00:17:00
    good call with the dolphins.
  • shamont RT 2012/11/02 01:14:29
  • Lieziel 2012/06/11 00:59:37
  • LucyTorres 2012/06/10 18:46:24
  • Anarchico Anthony 2012/06/10 17:26:32
    Anarchico Anthony
    Hope not, I never could stand him as a football player
  • Sperry23 2012/06/10 16:55:23
    Just not for very long. He's over the hill and can't keep up.
  • FISH 2012/06/10 15:40:14 (edited)
    I don't care, I don't watch pro sports anymore. I got sick of the immature unethical poor sportsman like behaviors, besides they like hollywood make to much money and many are poor role models.
  • Mike FISH 2012/06/11 03:58:53
    I understand your reason...but ochocino has been a good citizen....he loves his fans...his twitter is safe and good.....he has his own network....and he is not one of those that are in jail all the time...
  • FISH Mike 2012/06/14 23:05:58
    I see your point but one bad potato in a bag tends to turn people off.
  • Carly 2012/06/10 13:30:41
  • Andreacoronel 2012/06/10 12:22:39
  • I.dont.know 2012/06/10 07:51:28
    Thats my input!
  • Keeping It Real 2012/06/10 03:26:26
    Keeping It Real
    Someone will hire him and whether he accepts is another issue.
  • Your Favorite Nerd 2012/06/10 02:10:02
    Your Favorite Nerd
    He still probably will
  • Apache 2012/06/09 22:29:13
  • MistyFay8879 2012/06/09 22:17:47
    Don't care about 85!
  • keliffa 2012/06/09 21:59:51
    of course he will, he still has tons of talent. would love to see him back home in miami.
  • Bill 2012/06/09 21:27:23
    Who? NFL? Is that important? Is it like curing a disease?
  • ..::loc... Bill 2012/06/11 01:21:20
    close but more fun.
  • Wild Dog 2012/06/09 19:27:31
    Wild Dog
    I'm sure somebody will be foolish enough to get this overrated self praising fool.
  • Mike Wild Dog 2012/06/11 04:00:15
    Honestly.....did you hear him much in the media this past year.....your thinking of him when he was younger....but he knows he can't do that anymore....so he's playing it cool...
  • Wild Dog Mike 2012/06/13 00:14:54
    Wild Dog
    I still think he's full of himself, the name says it all ,and he said a couple years ago that if he didn't play up to his game ,he would go back to the oriinal name he was born with, he didn't play well, but didn't chande his name. Oh well, that's the aging star for you.

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