Ochocinco didn't grasp the playbook
Chad Ochocinco (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Posted Jun 8, 2012
Aaron Wilson


And now Chad Ochocinco is no longer a member of the New England Patriots. Ochocinco, 34, didn't grasp the playbook well. And he never developed good timing with quarterback Tom Brady. At a cost of $5.75 million last season, the Patriots didn't get much production from the former All-Pro wide receiver. He caught just 15 passes for 276 yards and a touchdown last season

He was acquired from the Cincinnati Bengals for a fifth-round pick and a sixth-round pick.

“Thoroughly enjoyed the oppurtunity [sic] to play for the ‘Patriot’ organization," Ochocinco wrote on his Twitter account. "fans were [expletive] wicked awesome, I wish all of you the best."

According to reports, Ochocinco jumped offsides at practice and frequently lined up in the wrong spot.

Ochocinco was cut even though he accepted a paycut from $3 million to $925,000 this offseason. Now an unrestricted free agent who's not subject to waiver system, Ochocinco is free to sign with another team immediately.

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