A source told the Boston Herald that Ochocino is "still on the Patriots" after speculation began that he might not be began when he missed the team's practice Thursday. But the Herald reports that Ochocinco was at Gillette Stadium for 10-15 minutes before he missed the practice for unspecified reasons.
Ochocinco was widely viewed as a disappointment during the 2011 season, his first with the Patriots. He finished the season with just 15 catches for 276 yards and one touchdown, though he did manage to stay away from any off-field controversy.
With the Patriots beefing up their stable of wide receivers during the offseason, Ochocinco's spot on the roster is not secure.