Ochocinco to Raiders? Rumors Begin

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    INDIANAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 14: Chad Ochocinco #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals reaches for a pass during the Bengals 23-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL game at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 14, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

    Using a highly sophisticated super-smart keyword search of Chad Ochocinco's Twitter account, Jerry McDonald has surfaced a rumor that may have some legs: number 85 could -- and would -- play for the Oakland Raiders.

    Inside the Oakland Raiders posted the thought from the veteran NFL writer with some germane comments from Ochocinco, specifically about new head coach Hue Jackson:

    I would not care where Hue Jackson got a job. I would go play for him, run through a wall, jump in front of a bus, etc. u get the point.

    Man that was the greatest coach I ever had. Hue Jackson would choke me out, cuss me out, just to make sure I was precise on everything.

    It would be refreshing to be with Hue Jackson again. I know I wouldn’t have to worry about being thrown under a bus again.

    Of course, Ochocinco did mention he'd like to play for the New England Patriots -- but maybe that playoff loss to the NY Jets will play a hand.

    Either way, if Marvin Lewis is successful in chasing Chad out of Cincinnati, then maybe the Bay beckons the veteran wideout, after all.

    And Darrius Heyward-Bey had be ready to part with jersey number 85.