Ocho Cinco changed his avi on twitter of him and new teammate Tom Brady shaking hands. Not saying he was completely unhappy in Cincy, but it appears that Ocho Cinco is very happy with his new team and home.
He tweeted this:
Is this tweet referring to his new home, new team, new coach, and new teammates? Ochocinco agreed to a restructured 3-year deal Thursday and will be able to participate with his new teammates in camp after 4 PM, once he signs his contract.
After a busy off season of bull riding, car racing, snake wrangling, trying out for a soccer team, and trying to impregnate a Basketball wife, Chad “Ocho Cinco” Johnson is now a New England Patriot.
The relationship between Coach of the Patriots and Ocho Cinco is unexpectedly warm with the two having complete opposite public personas.
“I like Chad,” Belichick said before last year’s season opener between the teams. “I like him as a player. I like him as a person. I like his enthusiasm and the fun he has with football, and I like how he competes on the football field. I have a lot of respect for that. An odd couple, but in the end I think we have a lot of things in common.”
Ochocinco was scheduled to make $6.35 million for the Bengals this year. The Patriots wanted him to restructure his contract to fit their cap.
The 10-year veteran caught 67 passes for 831 yards and four touchdowns last season. That was a drop-off from 2009, the last of his six Pro Bowl years, when Ochocinco had 72 receptions for 1,047 yards and nine TDs.
While many draftees and first time college hoopers are tearing up their cities at local Pro Ams, Duke’s Nolan Smith is trying his talents at coaching. Smith just finished a solid 4 years at Duke University under the phenomenal coaching of Coack K and was picked up in the first round by the Portland Trailblazers.
With the lockout all season, Reggie Bush’s future was up in the air like many other free agents, but with the signing of Mark Ingram, we all knew that Reggie would NOT be playing in New Orleans. Bush said his good byes early via Twitter.
Well now Reggie Bush is taking is super star talents to South Beach, that seems to be the thing to do although the Dolphins aren’t half of the power team that the Miami Heat are. It has been reported by Jay Glazer that the New Orleans Saints have reached a deal sending RB Reggie Bush to the Miami Dolphins pending he restructures his contract.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported earlier in the week that Bush is looking for at least 15 touches per game wherever he lands. Bush averaged just 8.5 touches per game over the last two seasons with the Saints and odds were with the addition of Mark Ingram that was not going to happen.
In other trade news, it is also expected the Miami Dolphins trade for Denver QB Kyle Orton adding another piece to a stagnant offense that is starting to make some waves in the AFC East.
So, it seems as if Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes are heading in two different directions. Last season, you could find them teaming up as an explosive receiving tandem. Now, Holmes’ five-year deal, estimated to hit about $10 million a year, may just keep Edwards off the squad. Mark Sanchez expressed the unlikeliness of both returning to the team for the upcoming season.
“It was such a luxury to have both of them last year,” quarterback Mark Sanchez said Tuesday. “It’s almost unrealistic to have that kind of a receiving corps again.”
Acquiring Holmes from the Pittsburgh Steelers may be one of the greater moves in franchise history. With a trade deal mildly equating a two-piece and a biscuit, the Jets acquired a man that has the speed and game escalating ability to inspire Jets’ believers. We personally experienced a few of those moments when Holmes kept the tips of his toes inbounds and saved games with his body control. All of those moments more than likely contributed to New York’s willingness to hold him accountable for their long range production next year.
Edwards, with an upcoming probation hearing, must focus his energy on making himself desirable to teams searching for receiver production. There are a few teams that would be willing to take a chance on him if he could make the effort to stay out of court every once in a while. After punching an associate of former Cleveland Cavaliers’ player LeBron James when he was a member of the Browns’ team, he was placed on probation.
As reported by ESPN, if he is found to have violated his probation with his most recent violation of driving while intoxicated, he will be possibly subjected to a $1,000 or up to six months jail time. His fate may be decided as early as August and his hearing puts a bit of a scar on his reputation, because who wants to go after a player who may spend the entire season watching the primetime games with his fellow inmates.
Although the planking phemon has died down in the past couple weeks, Washington Wizards Center Javale McGee just hasn’t let it go. I say there should be a height limit to planking, and this 7 footer is just too tall.
While meeting Javale at the ESPY’s, I did ask him if he would plank the red carpet or possibly plank on stage if he won an award, he laughed. But I wouldn’t doubt it if it had crossed his mind. He did seem bum when I told him someone planked the red carpet earlier that day.