New England Patriots: Chad Ochocinco Asked to Restructure His Contract

Tony SantorsaSenior Writer IIFebruary 29, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 05:  Chad Ochocinco #85 of the New England Patriots waits on the field during warmups before the New England Patriots take on the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Heading into the offseason, many believed that wide receiver Chad Ochocinco would be a prime candidate to get cut—well that not be the case.

According to Liz Mullen via Twitter, she's reporting from a league source that the "New England Patriots have approached Chad Ochocinco about restructuring his contract." 

Ochocinco is schedule to make $3 million in 2012 as well 2013 and there are no legitimate reasons why he deserves that kind of money, considering his rather embarrassing stint with the Patriots this past season. 

In 2011, Ochocinco caught only 15 passes while playing in 15 games for only 276 yards and one touchdown, all while being paid $6 million.

Is one touchdown really worth $6 million? I think not. 

It appears that Ochocinco will be back for yet another run with the Patriots, well at least for now. 

Perhaps the former All-Pro wide receiver could focus more on studying the playbook rather than tweeting numerous times a day and worrying about how many followers he has on Twitter. 

News flash Chad: The goal in the NFL is to win a Super Bowl, not to accumulate as many Twitter followers as you can.

Child, please

 

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