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Ochocinco officially released

The New England Patriots officially announced the release of wide receiver Chad Ochocinco late Thursday afternoon, ending his ten-month stint with the team.

More on Ochocinco's release can be found HERE.

With the Patriots also waiving three players earlier Thursday, and signing tight end Bo Scaife, their roster currently stands at 87 players, three shy of the 90-man offseason limit.