Despite struggling last season, Ochocinco apparently will still draw widespread interest from around the league. (Elsa/Getty Images)
Interest apparently remains high in wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, even after he was cut by the New England Patriots on Thursday following a miserable 2011 season. Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com reports that several teams are evaluating film of Ochocinco to see what he has left, and "the name that keeps coming up as a suitor is Jacksonville. That's the odds-on favorite, at least according to people around the league."
Freeman's sources also mention the St. Louis Rams as a possibility, with Freeman saying not to count out the San Francisco 49ers.
Another general manager told Freeman that the Carolina Panthers, the Dallas Cowboys and the Buffalo Bills would be the only teams interested in Ochocinco, in that order.