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Lloyd may punch Ochocinco's ticket out

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08:05 AM ET 03.19 | As with any offseason signing, there's a chance, with Brandon Lloyd in the fold, someone's going to lose a job in New England. Lloyd, 30, made no secret that he wanted to play for the Patriots, where he would be reunited with Josh McDaniels. ... It also seems to suggest that there wasn't much of a market for him. Lloyd's deal is a bit less than Chad Ochocinco received from the Patriots last year. Ochocinco wasn't successful in his first season in New England. With Lloyd in the fold, Ochocinco may not be here much longer. Though Ochocinco tweeted recently that he would be open to renegotiating his contract, according to NFL Players Association records, he is due to make $3 million in base salary this season.

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March 19, 2012  08:09 AM ET

Two words - bye bye.

March 19, 2012  08:12 AM ET

He should take his talents to Oakland.

March 19, 2012  08:15 AM ET

Why is he sweating in that pic?

Couldn't be from actually playing...

March 19, 2012  08:18 AM ET

Ocho is like the aging prom queen being passed from one man to the next. Maybe he'll wind up with the Jets.

March 19, 2012  08:27 AM ET

I'd be willing to "punch his lights out".

March 19, 2012  08:31 AM ET

Ocho's next ticket is on a bus out of town.

March 19, 2012  08:49 AM ET

I wish Lloyd would punch Ochostinko out, that would be news.

March 19, 2012  08:50 AM ET

The spinny thing's off to an early start.

March 19, 2012  08:50 AM ET

If he takes the pay cut he'll have a chance to compete for a starting job...if not you can tweet about cleaning out your locker

March 19, 2012  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

If he takes the pay cut he'll have a chance to compete for a starting job...if not you can tweet about cleaning out your locker

Exit out starting job...I meant roster spot

March 19, 2012  09:00 AM ET

Mr. Obvious makes another appearance in T&R...

March 19, 2012  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Exit out starting job...I meant roster spot

I still feel sorry for the guy Belichick cut on the eve of the super bowl, to make room for this guy on the roster.

March 19, 2012  09:02 AM ET

Ocho's going to have to be shown the door. Left on his own, Ocho would inevitably go down the wrong corridor and walk into a closet.

March 19, 2012  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I still feel sorry for the guy Belichick cut on the eve of the super bowl, to make room for this guy on the roster.

Tiquan Underwood signed back up with the Pats for the following year-but yeah pretty rough

March 19, 2012  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I still feel sorry for the guy Belichick cut on the eve of the super bowl, to make room for this guy on the roster.

Underwood will have a job this season with New England. Ocho will be living in a hobo camp next to the Boston & Maine tracks.

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March 19, 2012  09:40 AM ET

Ochocinco wasn't successful in his first season in New England - a bit optimistic, as it suggests Chad will have more than one year to watch the leaves change color there

March 19, 2012  09:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Mr. Obvious makes another appearance in T&R...

Right...his total lack of productivity last year coupled with the plethora of WRs (younger) that NE has signed makes this a duhhhhhh moment

March 19, 2012  10:06 AM ET

Try the Raiders. They are apparently big into recycling.

 
March 19, 2012  10:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Try the Raiders. They are apparently big into recycling.

Given the shape things are in by the time they get to Oakland, I think it's better to call it "composting."

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