@Ochocinco stirs via Twitter

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@Ochocinco stirs via Twitter

Chad Ochocinco, who has refused to speak with the media en masse since the season began, took to Twitter on Wednesday night for the first time since September 24.

One of his missives, mentioned by Deadspin, implores fantasy football owners to not trade him because he's having a slow start. He apparently deleted the tweet after the Deadspin post.

He also offered, "Ok I can finally tweet again,what have I missed the past 2 weeks besides that (expletive) pass n Buffalo?Talk about bad timing,talk to me peeps?"

Whena follower noted that he had "0 touchdowns" he called the gentlemen a "dip doodle stick" and ordered him to "pay a (bleeping) tention."

That appears to have been deleted as well.

That is all.
Tom E. Curran can be reached at tcurran@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Tom on Twitter at http:twitter.comtomecurran.

Faulk: Brady thanked me for wearing his jersey at NFL Draft

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Faulk: Brady thanked me for wearing his jersey at NFL Draft

Many -- most? -- of Tom Brady's teammates, and ex-teammates, feel the same as the denizens of Patriots Nation: That the future Hall of Fame quarterback has been unfairly railroaded in the kangaroo court of Roger Goodell and Ted Wells and the NFL.

Unlike the rest, however, Kevin Faulk had the chance to do something about it.

He made an unmistakable statement when, while making one of the Patriots' picks at the recent NFL Draft, he whipped off his jacket and displayed a Patriots jersey adorned with Brady's No. 12. And he punctuated it with a look of total defiance on his face.

Pats fans loved it. And so did a certain quarterback.

Brady called Faulk and, according to the ex-running back, told him: "Thank you for just showing the respect that we had for each other."

"That was all it [was]," Faulk said Tuesday morning on Toucher & Rich. "It wasn't [a] big, drawn-out deal, nothing like that. It was, 'Thank you.' . . .

"We may not talk every day, but whenever we do pick up the phone to call to each other, we can help each other out."

Still, Faulk admitted to nerves prior to the moment, Until . . . 

"[I] went to the green room right before they take you to the stage," he related. "And the girl who took me to the green room, she was a New England Patriots fan. And she was like, 'I love it!' So that just gave me that much more . . . confidence.

"It was like, 'Let's go do this!' "