Miami Dolphins Sign Chad Ochocinco
The Miami Dolphins and free agent wide receiver Chad Ochocinco have agreed to terms on a one-year deal.
The Dolphins worked out Ochocinco after he was released by the New England Patriots on Thursday.
Ochocinco, 34, is a Miami native. He made the Pro Bowl six times, most recently in 2009, but had only a minor role in his lone season with the Patriots, catching 15 passes for 276 yards.
Miami is thin at the receiver position after trading Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall to the Chicago Bears in March for two third-round draft picks. The Dolphins then didn't draft a receiver until the sixth round. New Miami head coach Joe Philbin conceded there has been room for improvement in the pass-catching during offseason workouts, including an OTA Monday.
"You would like to have some players make it easy and distinguish themselves, maybe make the picture a little bit clearer," Philbin said. "We have to catch the ball more consistently at every position on offense, because it is not quite where it needs to be."