Chad Ochocinco doesn’t want to be with the Bengals, and having $6 mil left on his deal, he likely will have options to play elsewhere in 2011. That is as long as the team he wants to go to wants him, and can get him.
The Bengals may keep him around till they make sure they have first-round pick A.J. Green under contract, and knowing the Bengals history of issues with that, nothing is a for sure.
Adam Schefter of ESPN Monday spoke about a couple teams that could land Ochocinco, among them are the following:
1. New England Patriots
2. Chicago Bears
3. Washington Redskins
Here’s what James Walker of ESPN wrote about the situation with Ochocinco.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter provided some potential destinations for Ochocinco, who has $6 million left on his contract in 2011. Schefter mentions the New England Patriots, Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins as candidates. All three teams could use some star power at wide receiver next season. Washington, in particular, was very interested in trading for Ochocinco a few seasons ago.
Chances are the Bengals will have a hard time this year trading Ochocinco, who has a high salary and is coming off one of his worst seasons. He caught just 67 passes for 831 yards and four touchdowns. But the Bengals appear willing to release Ochocinco, especially after investing the No. 4 overall draft pick on former Georgia receiver A.J. Green.
So will Chad be with one of the teams above, or is there a darkhorse elsewhere that could land the wide out? It will be interesting to say the least.