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Photo gallery: The courtship of Chad Ochocinco and Tom Brady

Chad Ochocinco(notes) and Tom Brady(notes) participated in their first New England Patriots practice together over the weekend and the whirlwind day was documented by Getty and AP photographers.

The two exchanged on-field pleasantries but then ran into the typical first-day awkwardness.

Photo gallery: The courtship of Chad Ochocinco and Tom Brady

"So, uh, Cincinnati's nice."

"Yeah, yeah it is. (pause) Red Sox are big here, right?"

"Pedroia, man. Big time."

"Cool. (pause) Cool. (longer pause) You follow me on Twitter?"

Then Brady points out something in the distance, perhaps a shirtless Albert Haynesworth(notes) performing his conditioning test:

Photo gallery: The courtship of Chad Ochocinco and Tom Brady

Next, the new teammates bond over a shared joke about Bill Belichick's visor.

Photo gallery: The courtship of Chad Ochocinco and Tom Brady

More chatter ...

Photo gallery: The courtship of Chad Ochocinco and Tom Brady

... a slightly bawdy story ...

Photo gallery: The courtship of Chad Ochocinco and Tom Brady

... and with some laughter and a few stolen glances it's like they've been teammates for years.

Photo gallery: The courtship of Chad Ochocinco and Tom Brady

Photo gallery: The courtship of Chad Ochocinco and Tom Brady

"No, thank you for the great pass, Tom."

Photo gallery: The courtship of Chad Ochocinco and Tom Brady

Nothing can come between the new best friends!

Photo gallery: The courtship of Chad Ochocinco and Tom Brady

Photo gallery: The courtship of Chad Ochocinco and Tom Brady

Photo gallery: The courtship of Chad Ochocinco and Tom Brady

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