Just in case anyone was concerned about whether or not Chad Ochocinco would be forced to either change his name to Chad Johnson or something infinitely more insane than his current name, there's not going to be an issue. According to Miami Dolphins blogger and podcaster Jesse Agler, Ochocinco will wear 85 in Miami; Rishard Matthews gave up his number on Tuesday.
Rishard Matthews now #86 after Ocho's arrival and Moye being waived. New FB Mahaffey will wear #6.— Jesse Agler (@finsjesse) June 12, 2012
The Dolphins signed Ochocinco, a Miami native, to a one-year contract on Monday. The 34-year-old wide receiver caught just 15 passes for 276 yards in a limited role for the New England Patriots in 2011, and he was subsequently released. Ochocinco is a six-time Pro Bowler who was last named to a Pro Bowl team in 2009.