"Ochocinco will be back in New England next year," Schefter says in the video above. "They believe that he'll spend this offseason immersing himself in the playbook, familiarizing himself with the Patriots' offense. They're going to bring all these wide receivers in and let them compete in training camp and the best receivers will play."
With Deion Branch re-upping, the Patriots now have 10 WRs on the roster. The depth chart currently looks like: Deion Branch, Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd, Donte' Stallworth, Chad Ochocinco, Julian Edelman, Matt Slater, Anthony Gonzalez, Tiquan Underwood, Britt Davis.