Cincinnati finally made noise since the lockout that wasn't about the team's owner standing in front of camera's acting as if he were a lover scorned. Yet those moves were greeted with indifference of a wide receiver that's long worn out his welcome with a reaction about Johnathan Joseph's departure that made the rage virus look like another Willie Wonka invention. It was equally rough losing the team's best defensive free agent, though welcome to enter an era that promotes a youth movement on offense and the end of an era.
We knew on Thursday afternoon that the Cincinnati Bengals traded Chad Ochocinco to the New England Patriots. What we didn't know was what the Patriots gave Cincinnati in return, beyond "a couple of late round picks".
ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter and Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy updates.
To get WR Chad Ochocinco from Cincinnati, New England surrendered a 5th-round pick in 2012 and a 6th-round pick in 2013.
Why not a Friday pick, some will argue. The truth is, we're lucky to have received anything, considering it was widely believed that Chad Ochocinco would eventually be released with his $6 million price tag.