|Ochocinco on the 2011 season: 'I bought into the Patriot Way, and it paid off.' (AP)|
With the disappointing season Chad Ochocinco had with the Patriots in 2011, it wouldn’t have been a surprise if New England cut ties with Ochocinco, especially considering the organization will have to pay him $3.1 million for each of the next two seasons.
In fact, it probably would have been MORE surprising if Ochocinco actually took the field (or was inactive but on the roster) for the Patriots in 2012.
Now, though, it seems like the Patriots might want Ochocinco back, as Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Journal reports New England has approached Ochocinco about restructuring his contract.
|Ochocinco's highs and lows|
Ochocinco wasn’t nearly as bombastic this year -- probably because he had the worst year of his career -- but he seemed to enjoy the Patriots system. A pretty good indication of that is when he said recently, "I bought into the Patriot Way, and it paid off."
And who knows? Maybe in his second year in the Patriots system, he could begin to reach the heights he once knew in Cincinnati.
But at a much, much cheaper price.
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