Coach Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots have done it again. On the same day New England acquired disgruntled Albert Haynesworth from the Washington Redskins, the Patriots have made another splash as they picked up wide receiver Chad Ochocinco from the Cincinnati Bengals. ESPN Boston just recently posted the story on their website.
Ochocinco, 33, is a six-time Pro Bowler (four times named All-Pro), and had been with the Bengals his entire career since the team drafted him in the second round of the 2001 draft out of Oregon State University.
Belichick has long been known as a a maverick in coaching, not caring about reputations of players he brings into the fold with New England. He's lead the team to four Super Bowls and three Super Bowl titles during his his tenure in Foxboro. He has been the head coach since 2000, after having served as assistant head coach of the New York Jets from 1997-99.
The only question now seems to be how long before second year tight end Aaron Hernandez gives up the #85 jersey.
Trade details are not fully known at this time.