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Posted: Sunday January 22, 2012 2:29PM ; Updated: Sunday January 22, 2012 2:38PM

Ochocinco out of AFC title game

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Chad Ochocinco tweeted earlier this week that his father had passed away

The Patriots have not announced a reason for Ochocinco being inactive

Also inactive are Patriots RB Stevan Ridley and Ravens corner Chykie Brown

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Chad Ochocinco
Chad Ochocinco had 15 catches for 276 yards in 2011, the lowest totals of his career.
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco is inactive for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Ochocinco tweeted earlier this week that his father had died. The Patriots have not announced a reason for his being inactive.

In his first season with New England, Ochocinco played in 15 regular-season games, missing a Week 11 win at Philadelphia. He started three times and had 15 catches with one touchdown in 2011.

Also inactive is rookie RB Stevan Ridley, who was active for every game. Ridley, who rushed for 441 yards this season, fumbled against Denver in the divisional round.

Baltimore CB Chykie Brown is inactive, but CB Chris Carr, who missed last week's win over Houston with thigh and back injuries, is suited up.

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