Ochocinco went from a potential Super Bowl ring last February, to looking for work.
As reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN the New England Patriots tried to trade Ochocinco before cutting him Thursday. After they’re were no takers, the team officially decided to let him go.
Earlier this year, Ochocinco agreed to drop his base salary from $3 million to $925,000, helping the front office agree that he was worth a roster post, unfortunately that still wasn’t enough. Ochocinco was due to earn $3 million in base salary in 2013, a number that is completely ridiculous for a player that did on the field last year.
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