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The day the Patriots went big

Surprise! Haynesworth and Ochocinco coming to town; will they bring their baggage?

Updated: July 29, 2011, 1:45 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Now in his 12th season as New England Patriots coach, Bill Belichick has made plenty of surprising, bold personnel moves. But two in one day, like what he pulled off Thursday?

Unprecedented.

It was a stunning day for the Patriots, who acquired defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth and receiver Chad Ochocinco in trades with the Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals, respectively, for late-round draft picks, with both players agreeing to rework their contracts.

It ...

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