Three years ago, receiver Chad Ochocinco tried everything he could to get traded out of Cincinnati. Owner Mike Brown wouldn’t budge, even though the Redskins offered a first-round pick in 2008 and a third-rounder that could have become a first-rounder in 2009.
This time around, Chad never made a peep about getting out. Instead, he insisted that he wanted to stay.
And he got what he wanted three years ago.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Bengals were determined to move Ochocinco before camp opens Friday, and that the team didn’t want him anywhere near practice.
They actually got more than the Redskins will get for Donovan McNabb. Per Schefter, the Pats sent to Cincy a fifth-round pick in 2012 and a sixth-round pick in 2013.
And so, for a fifth-round pick in 2012 and a fifth-round pick and sixth-round pick in 2013, the Pats got Ochocinco and Albert Haynesworth. And for Ochocinco, the Bengals got a lot less than they would have gotten if they’d shipped him to Washington.