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Training Camp Blog: Ochocinco Talks, Still No Haynesworth

By Levan Reid, WBZ-TV Sports
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Coach Belichick calls a play at Patriots training camp.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Coach Belichick calls a play at Patriots training camp. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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FOXBORO (CBS) – It’s day 3 at Patriots training camp and today was supposed to be the day Albert Haynesworth practiced and talked to the media.

Well, so far the early word is that is not going to happen. Practice started, and no Albert in sight. Haynesworth, when he gets out here will wear number 92.

Chad Ochocinco is here. He talked to the media and to a surprise to everyone, he was very soft spoken. He gave tons of respect to his former team, the Cincinnati Bengals and their coaching staff but he called this opportunity a dream come true.

Related: Guide To Patriots Training Camp

He mentioned that his style here will change and the Chad that people have seen in the past is not going to surface here. He also said he’s not going to spend much time talking to the media. He did, however, give members of the media a group hug before he left on Saturday.

On the number 85, he said Aaron Hernandez gave it to him as a welcome gift. We asked him, did he give anything in return. “He can use my Prius on the weekends and I still have a bunch of McDonald coupons, I don’t eat at McDonalds anymore,” Chad responded.

Aaron was brief and said a player like that deserves to get his number. Hernandez took number 81 from rookie Jeremy Ross. Ross is now 82.

The fact that Hernandez is out here practicing means he must be off the PUP list.

In signing news, Kevin Faulk is officially back with the team.

Logan Mankins has signed his franchise tender and he is officially back.

Plus Sammy Morris is now signed and cornerback Kyle Arrington has agreed to a 2-year deal.

The Patriots re-signed veteran Brandon McGowan and Tracy White Saturday afternoon.

They released Anthony Leonard.

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