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Taking a look at Ochocinco’s potential suitors

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Earlier in the hour on NBC SportsTalk, host Erik Kuselias asked me whether receiver Chad Ochocinco will draw more interest than former Bengals teammate Terrell Owens.  Since any interest is necessarily more than none, Ochocinco likely will be in better position to continue his NFL career.

But where?  Here’s a look at the possible suitors.  In no particular order other than the order the names popped into my head.

Cincinnati Bengals:  Don’t laugh.  OK, go ahead and laugh.  Coach Marvin Lewis put up with plenty over the years, and he won’t want to bring the Ochocircus back to town.  But if assistant Hue Jackson, who referred last year to Chad as Jackson’s “son,” decides to lobby Lewis aggressively, Hue could wear Marvin down.

Miami Dolphins:  The question of whether a team should be interested in any player ultimately comes down to a comparison of the player to the current talent on the depth chart.  The Dolphins have Davone Bess, Brian Hartline, and Legedu Naanee.  Enough said.  Chad would help, and he also would drive interest for the looming Hard Knocks series.

Buffalo Bills:  The Bills tried to land Robert Meachem in free agency, and the possibility of turning the Pats’ trash into a late-career treasure could intrigue G.M. Buddy Nix.  Buffalo pounced on T.O. three years ago, and while they may be gun shy after dealing with Owens, Chad has a reputation for being far more playful than Owens, who is seen by some as simply malicious.

Washington Redskins:  Several years ago, owner Daniel Snyder was willing to give up a couple of first-round picks for Chad.  But that was before G.M. Bruce Allen and coach Mike Shanahan took the keys.

Jacksonville Jaguars:  The good news for Chad is that former Bengals offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski is now the offensive coordinator in Jacksonville.  The bad news for Chad, possibly, is that former Bengals offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski is now the offensive coordinator in Jacksonville.  Bratkowski, like Lewis, has ridden the Ochocoaster, and Bratkowski may not want to get back on.  If he does, however, that could be the best fit, given that Chad knows the offense — and given that he struggled mightily to learn a new one last year and, as evidenced by the Pats’ decision to cut him, this year.

Baltimore Ravens:  With Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith leading the way, Ochocinco could play a Houshmandzadeh-style supporting role for one of the top teams in the AFC.

Houston Texans:  They have only two receivers who have ever played in an NFL regular-season game.  But the Texans seem to be very reluctant to throw the doors open for guys who crave attention.

Oakland Raiders:  Carson Palmer knows him better than any quarterback.  Again, that could be a good thing.  And that could be a bad thing.

Dallas Cowboys:  So desperate for a No. 3 receiver that even T.O.’s name has emerged in very soft whispers, Chad could be the best available complement to Miles Austin and Dez Bryant.

Minnesota Vikings:  Look at the depth chart.  He’d instantly be the second-best receiver on the roster, behind Percy Harvin.

Carolina Panthers:  In Charlotte, Chad would improve a suspect receiving corps, and he’d be reunited with his former junior college teammate, Steve Smith.

St. Louis Rams:  Sam Bradford still needs weapons, and Chad compares favorably to the receivers the team currently has.

Regardless of which team signs him, the challenge will be to let Chad be Chad.  The Patriots tried to clip his wings in 2011, and being different off the field made him different on the field.  He seemed so scared about screwing up his opportunity that he ultimately screwed up his opportunity.  The next team that employs him has to be willing to embrace who he is, and to encourage him to be himself and be willing to make mistakes and not fear losing playing time or, eventually, his job.

Though Batman a/k/a T.O. may be done, Robin still has some run left in him.  Regardless of where he lands, here’s hoping we all get one more glimpse of the old Chad.

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73 Responses to “Taking a look at Ochocinco’s potential suitors”
  1. giorgiom3 says: Jun 7, 2012 6:45 PM

    I heard the Allen Wranglers are looking for a new WR….AND they are making a playoff push….Maybe Ocho can finally get that ring that he wants and then be bankrupt in a few years *crosses fingers*

  2. seatown12 says: Jun 7, 2012 6:46 PM

    Wow, you narrowed it down to half the league, how insightful.

  3. goodellslovechild says: Jun 7, 2012 6:48 PM

    Really? No Cleveland Browns? The team with the WORST WR corps?

  4. urcrap says: Jun 7, 2012 6:50 PM

    OuchO has about as much chance of getting signed by the Vikes as Moss had getting re signed by…….never mind.

  5. danielcp0303 says: Jun 7, 2012 6:53 PM

    With Stephen Jones and Jason Garrett taking a much stronger hold of the team, 0% chance the Cowboys sign OchoCinco or Chad Johnson

  6. Vegas Guy says: Jun 7, 2012 6:54 PM

    Cincinnati Bengals: Don’t laugh.

    You have to laugh if you’re a Bengals fan else you’re always crying.

  7. bearsrulepackdrool says: Jun 7, 2012 6:54 PM

    Where are the Browns?

  8. beelicker says: Jun 7, 2012 6:55 PM

    Hue Jackson is coaching DBs & special teams in Cincinnati now, sort of broadening his coaching experience & resume’ from the other side of the ball now.

    Palmer would probably quit again if 85 walked through the door in Oakland. They were like some old married couple fighting all the time (mostly over 85 going the wrong way) towards the end of their run together.

  9. joemcrugby says: Jun 7, 2012 6:57 PM

    “The question of whether a team should be interested in any player ultimately comes down to a comparison of the player to the current talent on the depth chart. ”
    _______________________

    Actually, it ultimately comes down to how a prospective player will fit into the offensive scheme in place – unless the team is willing to completely alter its scheme to fit a player’s specific skills.

    Given that Joe Philbin is implementing a sophisticated Packers-style passing offense that requires precise route-running and on-the-move decision making, I can’t think of a worse place for the 34-year-old Ochocinco to end up than in Miami after the disaster in New England adapting to a passing offense that required precise route-running and on-the-move decision making.

    If Miami signs Ochocinco, then it’s the sign of a franchise truly operating without a compass.

  10. bearsrulepackdrool says: Jun 7, 2012 6:57 PM

    Surprise teams:

    Giants? depending on the Nicks injury.

    Colts? Get some help for Luck.

    Chargers? Big target to go with a group of small-ish WRs.

  11. daviericky says: Jun 7, 2012 7:01 PM

    Considering Fitzpatrick was the start of his downfall… I think Chad will cross Buffalo off this list for you.

  12. nolanorth says: Jun 7, 2012 7:02 PM

    Goodbye meecham, hello chad!!

    Who dat!?

  13. weekendatberniemadoffs says: Jun 7, 2012 7:06 PM

    not a chance in charlotte

  14. tedmurph says: Jun 7, 2012 7:06 PM

    Minny is a good call, or some other offense with a young QB that isn’t too complex with option routes etc. By all accounts Ocho’s physical tools are still pretty good and he’s a good teamate. The Pats offense, with all it’s precision, messed with his head so much he didn’t know where to line up.

  15. purplengold says: Jun 7, 2012 7:07 PM

    NO

  16. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 7, 2012 7:08 PM

    If I’m the Jags, I sign Och for a couple of years, punt on Blackmon, and look to next year’s crop of draft eligible wide receivers for the future.

  17. gards81 says: Jun 7, 2012 7:13 PM

    Met him out in Cincinnati one night , he was actually very nice guy.

    With that said…

    Oakland please take this guy, I want to hear Carson Palmer talk about how great he will be for the Raiders!

    As a Bengals fan it would be like Christmas..pick 6′s for allllll!

  18. realdealsteel says: Jun 7, 2012 7:14 PM

    I think that Carolina is his best fit. He could go there, reunite with Steve Smith and Newton could really make Ohco viable. And that’s some place where Ocho could keep his mouth shut and stay out of trouble. Okay…I was just kidding about the previous sentence. hahahaha

  19. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Jun 7, 2012 7:14 PM

    He really looks like he doesn’t have a whole lot left.

  20. ranadicus says: Jun 7, 2012 7:17 PM

    If this guy can’t catch passes from Brady he can’t catch them from anybody. As for Miami’s “interest” they’ve ignored nearly every free agent during their rebuilding so far. Why would they suddenly take on a failed, aging problem like him?

  21. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 7, 2012 7:19 PM

    Ochocinco and Bratkowksi both came to the Bengals in 2001 and left in 2011. Over those 10 seasons Chad averaged 75 catches and over 1,000 yards per season. Has to be a fairly strong bond there.

  22. 1buckeye76 says: Jun 7, 2012 7:21 PM

    seatown12 says: Jun 7, 2012 6:46 PM

    Wow, you narrowed it down to half the league, how insightful.

    ———————–

    thanks for the chuckle. well played.

  23. daviericky says: Jun 7, 2012 7:27 PM

    bearsrulepackdrool says:
    Jun 7, 2012 6:57 PM
    Surprise teams:

    Giants? depending on the Nicks injury.

    Colts? Get some help for Luck.

    Chargers? Big target to go with a group of small-ish WRs.

    ________________________________

    Big target? The dude’s 6’1″ on paper, and anyone who has ever watched him play knows he’s not even 6′ tall. He’s a speed guy, and if he doesn’t have that, he has nothing.

  24. 1historian says: Jun 7, 2012 7:34 PM

    He will probably get picked up by somebody, but his best days are way behind him.

  25. botchedextrapoint says: Jun 7, 2012 7:40 PM

    No browns?
    Of course not…
    Cleveland is determined to not upgrade their WR corp under any circumstances.

  26. profootballwalk says: Jun 7, 2012 7:46 PM

    Yeah, that’s right…. it’s the Patriot’s fault that Ocho couldn’t catch with Tom Brady pitching. It’s not like Belichick wouldn’t let him celebrate after scoring TDs – he didn’t score any.

  27. rajbais says: Jun 7, 2012 7:50 PM

    This crap about Chad being playful is a load of garbage and should be irrelevant completely!!!!!

    He was a terrible football player and he does not care about the game to deserve a roster spot!!!!!

    Terrell Owens was at least productive every season he played in the NFL!!! Owens is not done physically, but why this talent not matter anymore???

    It’s also not fair to Owens because Ricky Williams, Charles Grant, and Jeff Garcia all underperformed in their respective non-NFL leagues during their sabbaticals!!!!

    If you screw around during the 2008, 2010, and 2011 off-seasons you will fail in football!!!!

    I hope NO team touches him because he’s more done physically than T.O. could be!!!!

    I don’t care about T.O.’s reputation or age!!!! Even if he is selfish at least he wants it more!!!!

    Jim Mora, Jr. was correct back in late April 2011 as he said “T.O.’s not a bad guy” and that “it’s time to purge and the one guy I would purge is Ochocinco!!!”

  28. peytonsneck18 says: Jun 7, 2012 7:58 PM

    Colts? Get some help for Luck.@daviericky

    the colts will PASS!!! NO WAY!!

  29. ericn42000 says: Jun 7, 2012 8:07 PM

    The circus is looking for a clown!!!!

  30. jkffootballguy says: Jun 7, 2012 8:13 PM

    Ochocinco would not instantly the 2nd best receiver on the Vikings.

    Jerome Simpson and even Mike Jenkins cover that base.

  31. hound32 says: Jun 7, 2012 8:20 PM

    Granted the Browns still need help at the WR postion but please dont bring this turd to Cleveland .

  32. thekingdave says: Jun 7, 2012 8:35 PM

    Texans very reluctant? It never happens with divas/character concerns. Not even worth speculation.

  33. backindasaddle says: Jun 7, 2012 8:50 PM

    “Regardless of which team signs him, the challenge will be to let Chad be Chad. The Patriots tried to clip his wings in 2011, and being different off the field made him different on the field. He seemed so scared about screwing up his opportunity that he ultimately screwed up his opportunity. The next team that employs him has to be willing to embrace who he is, and to encourage him to be himself and be willing to make mistakes and not fear losing playing time or, eventually, his job.”
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    Sorry, but I think this is way off base. Chad simply could not pick up the offense. It’s as simple as that. He could not be trusted to be where he was supposed to be when he was supposed to be there and that is why Brady wouldn’t throw to him. They gave him the off season to study it and when came to OTAs he again demonstrated that he still could not be trusted by continuing to make mental mistakes such as lining up incorrectly on plays. It became obvious at this point that Chad wasn’t getting it.

    The notion that by asking him not to act like a clown the Pats somehow inhibited his ability to produce on the field is just not based in reality and frankly… just silly. This had absolutely nothing to do with allowing “Chad to be Chad”. Truth is, Chad didn’t perform on the field because his mental capacity wasn’t up to the task of ingesting, comprehending and executing the offense. Nothing more to it than that.

  34. slapyourselfstupid says: Jun 7, 2012 8:51 PM

    r8derfan33 says:
    Jun 7, 2012 5:07 PM
    dear humbolt

    I think you’re a Raider fan at heart. You seem to always comment on articles concerning the Raiders. It’s better than some Non-Championship has-beens that wear baby blue and canary yellow.

     ————————————————–
    There goes your ignorance on display again. Do some research before opening up your pie hole, idiot. The Chargers did win a Championship circa 1961, beating the Boston Patriots to claim the old AFL WOLRD CHAMPIONSHIP. Moron.

  35. arrruserious says: Jun 7, 2012 9:42 PM

    Lmao @ 1961

  36. beerbudsnbevo says: Jun 7, 2012 9:58 PM

    Repeat after me Ocho….”Would you like fries with that?”

  37. steviekthr3e says: Jun 7, 2012 10:39 PM

    Take the Raiders off that list. Too many young guns with potential to waste reps on a has-been.

  38. kgun80 says: Jun 7, 2012 10:46 PM

    Its not a move I would hate as a Bills fan. We really don’t have a number 2.. He wont be a big cap hit. Why not?

  39. urcrap says: Jun 7, 2012 10:48 PM

    Forget it Oucho! Yer done! Even the Vikes won’t be stupid enough to sign you. Welcome to our world of the obscure and ignored.

  40. quizguy66 says: Jun 7, 2012 11:05 PM

    I’ll take a stab with own take on some of the teams presented by the author.

    Cincy: NO. The Bengals have a lot of good young talent at WR and the offense is different than when Ocho left. He’s not the kind of receiver that would thrive in this offense IMO – and he doesn’t like to go over the middle. I don’t see it.

    Miami: I jokingly made a tweet to him about this but it makes a certain amount of sense. The talent pool isn’t very deep and Chad might take less to play in his home town (if it comes down to multiple offers). The owner clearly wants some juice with Hard Knocks and Chad would bring that (HBO wouldn’t mind as it’s a new spin for them – a veteran trying to make a comeback).

    Jacksonville: I actually think this is a very strong possibility. He knows the offense, which is a positive. The Jags are trying to bring along a very talented young receiver in Blackmon – one with certain issues (DUI and possibly attitude). Chad gets a bad rap in this regard – he works very hard and he doesn’t drink alcohol at all. I think he’d actually be a very good influence on Blackmon. For Ocho, Jax is also plenty close to his home base of Miami.

    Minnesota: A team that needs talent at WR for sure, though I’m not sure if Ponder and him are a good match-up since that’s another WCO deal, right? Leslie Frazier does have a familiarity with him from his brief stint in Cincy though.

    Dallas: Would Ocho willingly go to a team as a #3 right off the bat (from the examples cited above he probably has choices) Does TO have Ocho’s ear about these situations? If so would that make Chad reluctant to join Romo?

    Jets: Surprised they didn’t come up. Ex-Patriots get signed by the Jets almost as a matter of habit (and vice-versa) and Ocho certainly would be comfortable in a carnival-like atmosphere. And with Ocho probably would be the best Chad on the team over Schilens)

    So there you go :)
    -QG

  41. quizguy66 says: Jun 7, 2012 11:06 PM

    Have put that long-winded post I forgot to put my prediction: Jacksonville.

    -QG

  42. shl4vikes says: Jun 7, 2012 11:11 PM

    Thanks but no thanks Mike, NO WAY the Vikings take anymore retreads EVER.

  43. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Jun 7, 2012 11:38 PM

    Ochostinko would NOT be the second-best receiver on the Vikings. Did you even watch him play last year? Simpson, Jenkins, and the two fourth-round picks are all better now, have more upside, and are much younger.

  44. tjacks7 says: Jun 7, 2012 11:41 PM

    Really paying attention this year I see. Have you not noticed the Vikings youth movement, getting rid of Hutchinson, Longwell, Griffin, etc and bringing in young talent via free agency and the draft?

    Absolutely 0% chance the Vikings take a flier on a washed up, egomaniac receiver right now.

  45. tjacks7 says: Jun 7, 2012 11:43 PM

    On the bright side, if you sign him by Monday, he may get to page 3 of your teams playbook by their bye week.

  46. beelicker says: Jun 7, 2012 11:45 PM

    I don’t see the Vikes either. Chad & Jerome are the same player, strictly the X & don’t play special teams.

    Basically, Simpson was drafted Ocho’s image back when 85 threatened to boycott the season.

  47. voicefreason says: Jun 7, 2012 11:51 PM

    The Vikes are not one good wide receiver away from doing something special. Let our young team develop another year to see what we have. Send him over to the dumping grounds next door with the Green Bay Hackers. Let them pull off another discount double choke. Chad is a good character and very generous though. They could use some of that in cheeseland where their team leader Erin walks around in stupid rasta hats acting like an a–clown. He would be an immediate #2 for that group.

  48. beerbudsnbevo says: Jun 7, 2012 11:53 PM

    I wonder if he still has his Gold “Hall Of Fame Class of 20?? jacket?”

  49. beelicker says: Jun 7, 2012 11:54 PM

    Although 85 actually was an emergency P/K while with the Bengals.

    I think he even kicked the XP in a 7-6 exhibition game when Graham tweaked a groin or something.

  50. missouricharger says: Jun 8, 2012 12:20 AM

    The only time I’ll say that I’m glad A.J. Smith and the Charters won’t be active in free agency. No need to tarnish a truly great effort over this off season.

  51. j0esixpack says: Jun 8, 2012 12:36 AM

    Say what you want about Ocho’s talents but he was a pretty good team player who didn’t cause much disruption… a guy like that is worth having in camp for a team in need.

    No matter how well he did he had little chance of making it with the Patriots given their depth.

  52. trubroncfan07 says: Jun 8, 2012 12:58 AM

    They left of a few teams that would be a much better fit. Arizona would be a good fit with Fitz, and San Diego could after losing Jackson. I think the Browns would be the best fit.

  53. patsfiend says: Jun 8, 2012 1:01 AM

    “The Surreal World” is his biggest suitor.

  54. samoanjungle says: Jun 8, 2012 1:46 AM

    I sense it will be Jerrah Jones reaching out to the Ocho.
    Romo y Ocho mui bueno

  55. hannahsdaddy says: Jun 8, 2012 2:32 AM

    Take the Raiders off that list. Al’s not around anymore and Reggie doesn’t play these sorts of games (thank God).

  56. ksm31311 says: Jun 8, 2012 6:29 AM

    quizguy66 says:
    Jun 7, 2012 11:06 PM
    Have put that long-winded post I forgot to put my prediction: Jacksonville.

    ——————

    Nobody cares DB…

    Someone will take a flyer on this guy and then we will know; your amateur analysis is not required!

  57. steelers101 says: Jun 8, 2012 6:35 AM

    St. Louis Rams: Sam Bradford still needs weapons, and Chad compares favorably to the receivers the team currently has.
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    Why would you bring Chad in when he compares to the players you already have? They aren’t very good. I mean no offense but they aren’t. Besides, after Wes, there is a huge drop off in talent for WR’s in New England. If Chad can’t get into the starting line up there, what is that telling you?

  58. jagsfanugh says: Jun 8, 2012 7:10 AM

    Jacksonville already has a has been in Lee Evans so i don’t see this has been there.

  59. jgedgar70 says: Jun 8, 2012 7:25 AM

    Not Carolina. Absolutely no chance. If we had to bring in an aging WR, we would have signed Plaxico.

    We have a decent amount of weapons – Smith, Greg Olsen, and all 3 backs (DeAngelo, Stewart, Tolbert) are excellent receiving backs. We have some young guys – Brandon LaFell, David Gettis, Pilares, Joe Adams, Darvin Adams – competing for the #2 WR slot, and we need to see if any of them can be the guy (I think LaFell and Joe Adams are the best of the lot, and can be very good). I don’t think Chad EightFive has anything left anyway.

  60. MichaelEdits says: Jun 8, 2012 7:48 AM

    I’ve enjoyed watching Ochocinco for years, but when you mentioned the Panthers I cringed. I guess that says it all.

  61. phinfan says: Jun 8, 2012 8:30 AM

    So basically every team could use him

  62. whodeydaytonchapter says: Jun 8, 2012 8:47 AM

    “Regardless of which team signs him, the challenge will be to let Chad be Chad. The Patriots tried to clip his wings in 2011, and being different off the field made him different on the field…”
    wrong.
    The guy is just dumb. They let Chad be Chad in Cincinnati because he was productive and he wasn’t smart enough to understand how it hurt the team. Marvin simply weighed the value of his production versus his distraction to the team and made a decision to live with it. Of course he spent several years trying to get through to him, but Chad was not smart enough to figure it out.

  63. patfaninbflo says: Jun 8, 2012 9:05 AM

    I hope none of the teams mentioned sign him in order to get some insight to the Pats playbook. The joke would be on them.

  64. hitdog042 says: Jun 8, 2012 9:32 AM

    I’d bet my home and Mercedes tone bengals wont even call him. No interest. That’s an absurd possible destination.

  65. mnomalley says: Jun 8, 2012 9:45 AM

    I strongly disagree with the Vikings statement. He is definitely not better that Simpson and would probably have a hard time outplaying Jenkins and Aramashodu. Ocho would fit in just like Berrian did- which is not at all.

  66. mortimeryoung says: Jun 8, 2012 10:03 AM

    I was really hoping/expecting to find a fully blank page after clicking on the headline. ‘Cause the truth is that nobody wants the loudmouth. Good luck paying your astronomical child support with reality-t.v. checks!

  67. lbroberts123 says: Jun 8, 2012 10:08 AM

    The ONLY way the Panthers should sign him is if he can come in and help the team WITHOUT being a disease and screwing things up… And I give tht about a 25% chance of happening.

  68. jwreck says: Jun 8, 2012 12:41 PM

    ksm31311 says: Jun 8, 2012 6:29 AM
    Nobody cares DB…

    Someone will take a flyer on this guy and then we will know; your amateur analysis is not required!
    ___________
    Isn’t amateur analysis the whole point of PFT? If you disagree with somebody, go ahead and disagree, but if you don’t even have your own point to make, don’t tell someone else to shut up in order to enjoy a sad little power trip.
    _____________
    giorgiom3 says: Jun 7, 2012 6:45 PM

    … and then be bankrupt in a few years *crosses fingers*
    ___________
    Really? The man has literally spent his entire life trying to entertain you (on and off the field) and you are crossing your fingers for him to go bankrupt? You may not like the guy, but he has never done anything to bring harm or distress on you or your family. And you hope that he will become a destitute, miserable burden of the state following his playing career? Why would you ever wish that on anybody?
    _____

    ranadicus says: Jun 7, 2012 7:17 PM

    If this guy can’t catch passes from Brady he can’t catch them from anybody. As for Miami’s “interest” they’ve ignored nearly every free agent during their rebuilding so far. Why would they suddenly take on a failed, aging problem like him?
    ______________
    Ocho did not fail to catch passes in New England, he simply failed to get on the field in order to catch passes. While that is a significant blot on his resume, and it’s very questionable whether he could function in Philbin’s offense, there’s no question he still has the physical talent to start in Miami. Plus he would sell tickets, and the warm weather would be good for a geezer like Ocho.

    And Miami ignored every free agent this season? Really? Yeah, I remember them talking on ESPN about the way Miami ignored the hell out of Jeff Fisher, Peyton Manning, the No. 2 overall draft pick, and Matt Flynn. Didn’t Ryan Clark tweet something about how everyone was trying to play for Miami, but Ross and Ireland just ignored them all?

    _____________
    thegreatgabbert says: Jun 7, 2012 7:08 PM
    If I’m the Jags, I sign Och for a couple of years, punt on Blackmon, and look to next year’s crop of draft eligible wide receivers for the future.
    _________
    Really? Cut the number 5 overall pick (who many say is the most talented receiver to enter the pros in the last few years) in favor of an aging veteran, and focus on a remarkably lackluster class of 2013 receivers?

    Jacksonville fans should be delighted you are not the Jags. On the other hand, Tarps R Us is kind of bummed out.

  69. kokoskmr says: Jun 8, 2012 2:17 PM

    Ravens? Come on!

    Ravens signed Jacoby Jones as their #3. With LaQuan Williams, Tandon Doss & David Reed, they probably have a glut of receivers this season. Plus, the locker room would never accept a player like Ochocinco. Work, practice and preparation are what earn respect in Baltimore. Performance on the field is only a byproduct.

  70. stavreafavre says: Jun 8, 2012 3:44 PM

    East Dakota is always looking to improve with someone else’s castoffs.

  71. holdsteady76 says: Jun 8, 2012 8:23 PM

    Scratch the Vikings off that list.

    The Vikings have spent all off season taking actions to get younger. Zero percent chance they take a flyer on TO.

    Harvin has a spot guaranteed. During the OTAs Simpson has impressed them. Michael Jenkins and Aromashodu will round out the WR until Simpson’s suspension is over. The Vikings also drafted 2 kids who will be coveting playing time, (Jarius Wright and Greg Childs aka ‘Steal of the Draft’.

  72. rick630c1 says: Jun 9, 2012 12:40 PM

    slapyourselfstupid says: Jun 7, 2012 8:51 PM

    r8derfan33 says:
    Jun 7, 2012 5:07 PM
    dear humbolt

    I think you’re a Raider fan at heart. You seem to always comment on articles concerning the Raiders. It’s better than some Non-Championship has-beens that wear baby blue and canary yellow.

    ————————————————–
    There goes your ignorance on display again. Do some research before opening up your pie hole, idiot. The Chargers did win a Championship circa 1961, beating the Boston Patriots to claim the old AFL WOLRD CHAMPIONSHIP. Moron.
    ————————————————–

    Not that big of a deal because we are talking 50+ years later but if you’re going to call people names and act all knowing at least get your facts correct:
    AFL Champions
    1960-Houston Oilers
    1961-Houston Oilers
    1962-Dallas Texans
    1963-San Diego Chargers

  73. jnova80 says: Jun 11, 2012 12:34 PM

    Better go to a team that has #85 available or he’s going to look pretty stupid…

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