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Schefter: Ochocinco had eye appointment

New England Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco missed Thursday's organized team activity to attend an eye doctor appointment, reports ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

After Ochocinco was not spotted on the practice field for the 90-minute practice on Thursday morning, multiple reports emerged that Ochocinco had arrived at Gillette Stadium in the morning before departing shortly after. That -- and the fact that “Patriots WR” was temporarily taken off his Twitter bio -- prompted some to wonder whether Ochocinco, who figures to be in the roster bubble at a loaded wide receiver position, was released.

Schefter ended that speculation, tweeting that Ochocinco left the Patriots' complex for the appointment and was not released.