Chad Ochocinco jokes that he could play receiver for the Saints

Chad Ochocinco (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Chad Ochocinco (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /

The New Orleans Saints aren’t in a great situation when it comes to the wide receiver position due to the news of Michael Thomas missing a portion of the season. The Saints are pretty desperate at this point, which is obvious with their decision to host Chris Hogan for a workout.

Well, Chad Ochocinco — formerly of the Bengals and Patriots — has tossed his hat into the ring as far as being given a shot to try out at wide receiver for the team.

Ochocinco tweeted:

How can you not laugh at this?

Clearly, Ochocinco isn’t serious but if he was, you’d have to think the Saints might take him up on the offer despite the former wideout not having played in the pros for a decade.

The New Orleans Saints need a receiver and Chad Ochocinco offered his services.

Ochocinco is most known for his 10-year career with the Bengals in which he went for over 1,000 yards receiving in seven of his 10 years there, including six straight spanning from 2002-2007. He was a lot of fun to watch at his peak and made the Bengals’ offense one of the most explosive in the league during that time.

This isn’t going to happen because Ochocinco is 43 years old and hasn’t played in the NFL for over a decade. The Saints need a receiver desperately but Ochocinco isn’t the answer by any means.

The last time we did see Ochocinco on an NFL field, he wasn’t himself in his lone season with the Patriots in 2011. He had just 276 yards and one touchdown through 15 games, so it wasn’t exactly a great sendoff for the long-time Bengal.

Saints fans are frustrated about the wide receiver situation but this is definitely something you have to laugh about. Ochocinco isn’t going to return to the NFL to play wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints but if he really wanted a company car and a place to crash until Michael Thomas returned, it’d be hard for the Saints to turn him away.

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Thanks for the laugh, Ochocinco.