Ochocinco deactivated

Published 11:25 pm Saturday, January 1, 2011

CINCINNATI (AP) — Receiver Chad Ochocinco will miss the Bengals’ final game in Baltimore with a bad left ankle that needs surgery.

Ochocinco was inactive last Sunday for a 34-20 win over San Diego because of a bone spur in his left ankle. Coach Marvin Lewis had suggested leading up to the game that Ochocinco was being “mopey,” causing the receiver to fire back on his Twitter account.

Ochocinco didn’t practice this week and was listed as out on Friday.

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The Bengals have an option to bring him back for one more season at $6 million. Terrell Owens, who led the team in receiving, is a free agent who will be coming off knee surgery.