INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 05: Chad Ochocinco #85 of the New England Patriots waits on the field during warmups before the New England Patriots take on the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Chad Ochocinco Signs With Miami Dolphins

Chad Ochocinco has signed a one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins, according to multiple reports. The six-time Pro Bowl receiver caught just 15 passes for 276 yards in 2011, his lone season with the New England Patriots.

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Chad Ochocinco Signs 1-Year Deal With Dolphins

Chad Ochocinco is taking his talents to South Beach, signing a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins. Born and raised in Miami, Ochocinco has a chance to revive his career in his hometown.

The news was initially announced by -- who else? -- the OchoCinco News Network. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports was the first to report the length of the contract.

Ochocinco was released by the New England Patriots last Friday after catching just 15 passes for 276 yards and a touchdown in 15 games in 2011. He wasted no time arranging a workout with the Dolphins, who apparently saw enough in the six-time Pro Bowler to give him a shot. He's just two years removed from catching 67 passes for 831 yards and four touchdowns during his final season with the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Chad Ochocinco Already Worked Out For Miami Dolphins

The New England Patriots released Chad Ochocinco last week and already he's had a workout with an NFL team. Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin confirmed on Monday that the team had a "recent" workout with Ochocinco, presumably sometime after the Patriots released him on Thursday.

Miami is Ochocinco's hometown. The Dolphins could also use some help at receiver after they traded away Brandon Marshall to the Chicago Bears. The Dolphins training camp will be chronicled on HBO's 'Hard Knocks' which would put Ochocinco in the NFL spotlight once again. Miami makes a lot of sense.

Ochocinco, 34, is coming off the worst season of his career where he caught 15 balls for 276 yards. The odds are against him of making a big impact in Miami, or wherever he ends up, considering his age and recent play on the field.

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Chad Ochocinco Wants To Sign With Dolphins, According To Report

Less than 48 hours after being released by the New England Patriots, Chad Ochocinco has made it known he'd like to stay in the AFC East and sign with his hometown Miami Dolphins, according to reports. Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com reported Saturday that Ochocinco will likely have a deal signed by next week, and he's hoping it's with the Dolphins:

By sometime next week, Chad Ochocinco is likely to know where he will be attending training camp. And, if his prayers were to be answered, that next destination would be the Miami Dolphins, according to sources who have been in contact with him.

While the on-field impact of signing Ochocinco is negligible at this point, he would add some star power to an organization and owner that have been looking to add big names but have been rebuffed consistently in the past year. Ochocinco would get to return home and finish his career in his native Miami while also being immediately thrust back into the spotlight, as the Dolphins are set to be the focus of HBO's Hard Knocks this summer.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Dolphins, check out The Phinsider. For all your offseason NFL news, visit SB Nation's NFL hub.

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