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Ochocinco On The Trade-o Block-o?

Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports recently set forth a list of players who should be traded before the draft.
The second guy on the roster is Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco, and Cole points out that there are rumors the Bengals might be ready to move him.
Specifically, Cole cites two sources who say that owner Mike Brown would be willing to trade Ochocinco, but also cites two other sources who say that Brown won’t pull the trigger.
Cole reports that, while Ochocinco hasn’t been clamoring publicly for a trade this year, he still wants out.  (In February, Ochocinco was named, with his given name, in an e-mail that agent Drew Rosenhaus sent to all teams regarding clients who could be acquired via trade.)
Also, Ochocinco is boycotting offseason workouts again, and he didn’t undergo surgery to repair a shoulder injury, against the wishes of the team.
Here’s the kicker — one source said that quarterback Carson Palmer has been informed that Ochocinco could be moved before the draft.
That news gives some added zip to this recent comment from Palmer, regarding Ochocinco’s decision to stay away from offseason workouts.
I’m not worried about him, I’m worried about the guys we have here,” Palmer said.
So if the Bengals decide to move Ochocinco, where will he go?
The Giants are the most obvious option, but their experience with Plaxico Burress and Drew Rosenhaus might cause them to shy away from another Rosenhaus pass-catching client.
The Redskins reportedly were willing to give up as much as two first-round picks last year for Ochocinco.  But that was before they picked, at last count, thirteen receivers in the 2008 draft.
The Dolphins could be interested . . . if V.P. of football operations Bill Parcells were to resign in the near term.  Our guess is that, in the Tuna’s mind, “C.O.” is a bit too close to T.O.
The Jets need a replacement for Laveranues Coles, but it’s more important to get a quarterback first.
The Bears have solved the quarterback problem, and still need someone to catch footballs.
The Browns could bring Ochocinco to town as the replacement for Braylon Edwards, but coach Eric Mangini doesn’t seem to be the kind of guy who’d want to deal with the emotional Ochocinco, and vice-versa.
The Ravens would be intriguing, since they need a receiver, and since they play the Bengals twice per year.
The Titans and Jaguars in the AFC South are wrestling for Torry Holt — so presumably they’d at least ponder the possibility of getting Ochocinco.
The Raiders will surely be linked to Ochocinco, since they’re linked to any talented-but-malcontented wideout.
Eagles fans would push hard for a trade, since they pretty much push for any trade involving a starting receiver.
The Vikings pursued T.J. Houshmandzadeh; but, again, the whole C.O./T.O. thing might be a turnoff for head coach Brad Childress, who was in Philly for the Owens ugliness.
The Bucs have cap room to burn, but they have needs at too many other positions, and nearly $9.5 million tied up in Antonio Bryant.
The 49ers could use an upgrade at the position, and if coach Mike Singletary thought he could reach T.O., Singletary surely believes he could get through to Ochocinco.
So that’s pretty much it, as we see it.  And regardless of his destination, we’re fairly confident it won’t be a package that could end up being worth two first-round picks.

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50 Responses to “Ochocinco On The Trade-o Block-o?”
  1. Smush Rodrigez says: Apr 4, 2009 11:16 AM

    The Giants are the most obvious option, but their experience with Plaxico Burress and Drew Rosenhaus might cause them to shy away from another Rosenhaus pass-catching client.
    *******
    This does not make sense. The Giants will never have a WR who has Drew as his agent? This would have made more sense to say they may not want to have more experience with a WR who is a selfish jerkoff AND who is agented (made that word up) by a more selfish jerkoff.
    As an Eagles fan, I would not want Chad or Plax for that matter.

  2. brianforster says: Apr 4, 2009 11:21 AM

    Feeling sassy this morning Florio? This article had a bit more zip to it than I am used to.

  3. misterj says: Apr 4, 2009 11:23 AM

    That’s a pretty funny headline Florio. Perhaps you should give yourself the QBF for this week. The quality is about the same.

  4. arosen36 says: Apr 4, 2009 11:32 AM

    i do not want this BUM on the eagles, he is the same age as torry holt, doesnt score in the red zone, and doesnt know how to stfu

  5. JakeDSnake says: Apr 4, 2009 11:41 AM

    So last year Mike Brown could have had Washington’s first (21 overall, used by Falcons on OT Sam Baker) and Washington’s number one this year as well (13th overall). Could he do that well this year for Ochocinco? Doubt it. That’s some sweet manuvering by one of the best GM’s in the NFL. Again.

  6. blackglass3 says: Apr 4, 2009 11:42 AM

    Chad is a big fan of Bill Belichick and vice versa. The Patriots have like 30 picks in this draft. Maybe…

  7. MikeNice says: Apr 4, 2009 11:46 AM

    Understatement of the year : “Eagles fans would push hard for a trade, since they pretty much push for any trade involving a starting receiver.”

  8. KILLER FINS FAN says: Apr 4, 2009 11:47 AM

    NO OCHOSTINKO IN MIAMI!!! HE IS NOT A PARCELLS GUY!!! SEND HIM TO THE RAIDERS SINCE HE TOO LIKE RANDY MOSS PLAY ONLY WHEN THEY WANNA PLAY!!!

  9. EaglesRule says: Apr 4, 2009 11:48 AM

    “As an Eagles fan, I would not want Chad”
    that is because you are not a real Iggles fan you are an idiot. I guess you like going into season after season after season with wide receivers would couldnt even be stars in the world league or arena football. Wake up and stop listening to that bull that Eskins spits. Even though day after day on his show he says the eagles dont need a top receiver he will be there begging the new player for autographs just like he did when T O came to town. I will welcome Chad Johnson to the eagles in a heart beat i even tried to talk him into it one night at the Borgata casino in atlantic city a few years ago. He just laughed at me though.

  10. roscoeparrishfan1994 says: Apr 4, 2009 11:53 AM

    what about jason peters. he wasnt on the list

  11. MarkB says: Apr 4, 2009 11:57 AM

    Belichick does love Chad Ocho, but there’s no room at the inn.

  12. screaming sheep says: Apr 4, 2009 11:59 AM

    You know, if all 32 teams got together and boycotted Drew and his clients, he wouldn’t have clients for long and that cancer would be gone. Not gonna happen, but we can dream.

  13. Zaggs says: Apr 4, 2009 11:59 AM

    The Giants would be shy on him based on his personality, not his agent. I dont think they had a problem with Drew outside of that email he sent.

  14. kessdaman says: Apr 4, 2009 12:00 PM

    Last year the would have had a 1st round picks. This year they won’t get a first day pick.
    Typical Bungles, a year too late.

  15. smiley says: Apr 4, 2009 12:04 PM

    No thanks! Hail!!

  16. VYElectrify says: Apr 4, 2009 12:06 PM

    Looking at that list, why the hell would we trade Vince now? His trade value is rock bottom right now, if we were to trade him, why would we do it now? Not to mention, we value our backup QB (as evidenced by how well Billy Volek and Kerry Collins stepped in when McNair/Young got injured) and wouldn’t want Patrick Ramsey as our #2.
    By the way, it appears the Jaguars have lost the wrestling match with us, same results as games: (bottom of the article)
    http://www.jacksonville.com/sports/football/jaguars/2009-04-03/story/jaguars_release_veteran_tight_end

  17. Alpheratz says: Apr 4, 2009 12:15 PM

    Bengals should get rid of him for their own good, and Marvin Lewis needs the pink-o slip-0 before this team is going anywhere.

  18. djc1877 says: Apr 4, 2009 12:18 PM

    Hey Florio… I’m shocked that Jason Cole didn’t include OT Jason Peters in his article. However, looking at his suggestion regarding Kampman from Green Bay due to the change in their defensive scheme from a 4-3 to 3-4… I started thinking that Kampman may be exactly what the Bills need. Do the Packers need an OT like Peters? I wouldn’t give up Peters for Kampman straight-up, but there are other parts that could be involved (Bills swap #11 for #9 with Peters heading to Lambeau and Kampman heading to the “Ralph” OR Kelsay and/or a DT from the Bills along with a 3rd round pick for Kampman?). Just some thoughts on the matter. Basically, if Cole is right about Kampman’s skills not fitting the 3-4, it would make sense to trade him while his value is at its highest.

  19. radrntn says: Apr 4, 2009 12:21 PM

    i’m ok with that…as long as crabtree is not there at # 7, and we do not give a #1 to get his bs. I just hope cable is the type of guy who does not tolerate any bs on the team…
    with the 7th pick the Raiders take Andre Smith, Michael Crabtree or Macklin, or they move down….

  20. jmgambino24 says: Apr 4, 2009 12:23 PM

    I wouldn’t touch this guy bit you know the bengals wish they had that offer from theredskins last year.. And the redskins are thanking their lucky stars they didn’t give up two 1st round picks for this guy

  21. houskat says: Apr 4, 2009 12:34 PM

    PLEASE….. no OC in N.O. ……………thank you very much……

  22. bondem777 says: Apr 4, 2009 12:37 PM

    Why not just call him Chad. You had to type “Ochocinco” about a 100 times. Chad would have been easier.

  23. dyhard says: Apr 4, 2009 12:37 PM

    the bengals will trade 85 for a olineman and then they will draft crabtree or macin. then in the 2nd round they take a center that is all i want to happen the rist 2 rounds let some other team have a no show all about me player on there team dont let the door het you in the a$$ 85

  24. Phillyphan5 says: Apr 4, 2009 12:46 PM

    As an Eagle fan, I would welcome #85 if he changed Both his name and his agent.

  25. EskinSux says: Apr 4, 2009 12:46 PM

    I agree with EaglesRule…….Stop listening to the BS..Don’t give me this crap where Kevin Curtis scored a 48 on the wondelic, or the mock Spindaro interview where Reid called Jason Avant..”virtually unstoppable”…Get a freakin No.1 receiver..This will only open up the field more for Jackson and Westbrook……

  26. Smush Rodrigez says: Apr 4, 2009 12:52 PM

    EaglesRule says:
    April 4th, 2009 at 11:48 am
    “As an Eagles fan, I would not want Chad”
    that is because you are not a real Iggles fan you are an idiot. I guess you like going into season after season after season with wide receivers would couldnt even be stars in the world league or arena football. Wake up and stop listening to that bull that Eskins spits. Even though day after day on his show he says the eagles dont need a top receiver he will be there begging the new player for autographs just like he did when T O came to town. I will welcome Chad Johnson to the eagles in a heart beat i even tried to talk him into it one night at the Borgata casino in atlantic city a few years ago. He just laughed at me though.
    ******
    Yeah, almost 15 year season ticket holder who travels to away playoff games. Not a real fan. Thanks. i do not listen to Eskin nor do I agree that we do not need a WR, GENIUS. I am saying that I do not want THAT WR. Why TRADE for Chad when TO was free. Same players, same problems. I would have rather had TJ than Chad. The Eagles need a RB more than they need a R and they need to use him and Westbrook.

  27. EaglesRule says: Apr 4, 2009 1:15 PM

    “Yeah, almost 15 year season ticket holder who travels to away playoff games.”
    I love the i’m a season ticket so i know what is best for the team. Stupid chick in the Philly airport tried to tell me the same thing when i questioned her on why the Phils game would not be shown. If you dont want Chad who do you want? You want a running back well there will be good running backs in the draft too bad the coach will take a useless offensive lineman. I dont give a flying fig about what a player does when the ball is not in play. The fact of the matter is when the ball is in play 8 5, Chad Johnson, Ocho Cinco or whatever you want to call him comes to play. Last season the Eagles went after Roy Williams a number 2 at best so if they are going to chase that bum why not chase a true players like Johnson, Boldin or even Edwards. On the 25th i look forward to seeing wasted draft picks on players that will never pan out and trades for more bums that never work out. I love Brian Dawkins but before T O came he didnt carry himself the way he does now. If you look at the press conferences before the nfc championship games before and after T O there was a totally different Dawkins speaking. Before he made statements like i’m going to let my on field play speak in the next year he was more aggressive with his words.

  28. mborz says: Apr 4, 2009 1:23 PM

    EaglesRule said: i even tried to talk him into it one night at the Borgata casino in atlantic city a few years ago. He just laughed at me though.

    I don’t know if you meant it to be, but this is the most hilarious thing I’ve seen here in a while. Enjoy your autographed copy of that book Florio can’t sell.

  29. Vox Veritas says: Apr 4, 2009 1:25 PM

    “You know, if all 32 teams got together and boycotted Drew and his clients”
    1 – that’s collusion
    2 – Rosenhaus represents a LOT of players.
    http://www.rosenhaussports.com/athletes.php

  30. D--1 says: Apr 4, 2009 1:25 PM

    Is there anyone who would actually want this guy? It seems to me that if Cincy can find anyone willing to make any kind of trade for this guy at this point that they should take it. It’s amazing the difference a year makes. Last year at this time he was considered one of the top receivers in the league and now he’s virtually unwanted. I think he may just end up being released this summer some time. Maybe he’ll go to the UFL with Vick.

  31. trickbunny says: Apr 4, 2009 1:36 PM

    Please, please, please God- I pray to you that “Ochocinco” is traded to a team where #85 is either retired or belongs to another player who won’t sell it.
    it would be so freaking funny if that loudmouth had his name legally changed, but then had to wear a jersey with “81” or “88” on it…

  32. Vikes28 says: Apr 4, 2009 1:40 PM

    If he goes anywhere it will be Washington. Snyder’s gotta be in shock over not getting Cutler and he still has a first round pick burning a whole in his pocket. They could offer that pick and let the Bengals choose between Devin Thomas or Malcom Kelly. Cincy might even be able to get another pick thrown in the deal. Just getting a decent mid-level first round pick and a prospect like Thomas would be pretty good value for Ocho at this point.

  33. Strictnine says: Apr 4, 2009 1:40 PM

    I hear Housh is lobbying for Ocho to come to Seattle! Seahawks to give up 4th overall!
    Not.

  34. chasehunterj says: Apr 4, 2009 1:59 PM

    God I love you Florio, for all your critics, there is a 10:1 ratio of great articles full of well crafted articulation and good humor.
    Rocked my world, kid. PFT Fo’ Life.

  35. JSpicoli says: Apr 4, 2009 2:19 PM

    Explain this statement “The Raiders will surely be linked to Ochocinco, since they’re linked to any talented-but-malcontented wideout” citing names and dates.

  36. JSpicoli says: Apr 4, 2009 2:21 PM

    Jason Cole is a tool.

  37. CountSnail says: Apr 4, 2009 2:25 PM

    The Eagles should say no thanks. Yes to Boldin or Holt.

  38. Smush Rodrigez says: Apr 4, 2009 3:20 PM

    EaglesRule says:
    April 4th, 2009 at 1:15 pm
    “Yeah, almost 15 year season ticket holder who travels to away playoff games.”
    I love the i’m a season ticket so i know what is best for the team. Stupid chick in the Philly airport tried to tell me the same thing when i questioned her on why the Phils game would not be shown. If you dont want Chad who do you want?
    ***************
    What are you talking about!! I do not listen to Eskin. I love people who hate Eskin but know every single thing he says.
    Well, EaglesRule. My recommendation for the Eagles WR situation, which I do think that they need improvement, was to sign Torry Holt and trade: Kevin Curtis a 1 and a 3 to AZ for Boldin. This would leave the WR corps with: Jackson, Holt, Boldin, and Avant.
    I never said that being a season ticket holder made me know everything about the team – you just heard that cause you have some sort of complex. I simply said that i am a real fan even though I do not want Chad Johnson.
    My plan for fixing the team is: hire a real GM that Andy would be accountable to. Hire an OC who know how to run and block the run – Andy does not. Get rid of Jim Johnson so that our defense can move from good to great – although I will give him one more year. We need a real WR coach. Our WRs do not adjust ever. They do not make route adjustments when there is a blitz. This is strange because any team with a good QB beats Jim Johnson by throwing where the blitz is coming from. Our WRs do not do this – this is not the QB – he points to the blitz and is right and the WR does not adjust. THis is a coaching issue in my opinion.
    I think that they should pick up a TE and RB in the draft.

  39. Elaw6 says: Apr 4, 2009 3:49 PM

    Overrated.

  40. Xenu_D_Alien says: Apr 4, 2009 4:07 PM

    They should trade him to the Lions or Rams. Both teams suck, plus they’ve retired #85. OchoUno perhaps?

  41. Pantherfan105 says: Apr 4, 2009 4:47 PM

    What about the Bears? They need to give Cutler someone to throw to…

  42. voyager6 says: Apr 4, 2009 5:04 PM

    Right now, Mike Brown would trade Chad for two magic beans.

  43. Mario Barrio says: Apr 4, 2009 5:24 PM

    JSpicoli says:
    April 4th, 2009 at 2:19 pm
    Explain this statement “The Raiders will surely be linked to Ochocinco, since they’re linked to any talented-but-malcontented wideout” citing names and dates.
    Dude. Last year the Raiders had Javon Walker and Ashley Lelie on their squad. That’s enough for me.

  44. MikeBrownDie says: Apr 4, 2009 7:31 PM

    I hold this website in high regard, however you lost a lot of respect suggesting the Bengals trade CJ within the division. Anybody with a brain knows they will not deal him within the division. C’mon. You are better than that!

  45. DownWithTheClowne says: Apr 4, 2009 8:41 PM

    @ Kessdaman
    “Last year the would have had a 1st round picks. This year they won’t get a first day pick.
    Typical Bungles, a year too late.”
    What are you talking about Moron? The Bengals pick #6 in the first round and have like 7 picks on the first day.
    GOD, I hate stupid people!

  46. ed1027 says: Apr 4, 2009 9:26 PM

    Nothing higher than a 4th rounder from the Birds

  47. smiley says: Apr 4, 2009 9:31 PM

    Ocho Cinco is not coming to Washington.

  48. schweinehund says: Apr 4, 2009 10:27 PM

    With the Bills’ acquisition of TO, the Bungholes are now the most irrelevant team in the league (at least the Rams now have Spags). The only way Cincy makes headlines are when their players do it off-the-field. Mike Brown is a dumbass. Anyway, it’s a baseball town.

  49. bondem777 says: Apr 5, 2009 6:15 AM

    schweinehund: The Bengals haven’t had a major off the field incident in a long time. There are other teams with worse behaved players. Your comments are old and stale. They also signed Laverneaus (SP?) Coles. You don’t seem to have a clue about that either. The defense was ranked #12 last year, which is a big improvement for them, and Carson Palmer is now healthy. Since you obviously don’t know any of this, why make ignorant comments?

  50. twindaddy says: Apr 5, 2009 11:42 AM

    Well, even though they should’ve traded him last year, I hope they don’t make the same mistake this year (which they probably will). They need to get rid of this dope and let players who actually want to be here play. I actually wouldn’t be opposed to them keeping him and letting him ride the bench all year.

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