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Ochocinco News Network reports: Dolphins sign Chad Ochocinco

Chad Ochocinco, Antoine Cason

New England Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco (85) is taken down by San Diego Chargers defensive back Antoine Cason after catching a pass during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)


Chad Ochocinco is a Miami Dolphin, according to the news source that bears his name.

The Ochocinco News Network -- a website Ochocinco started as part of his efforts to report news directly from NFL players to the fans -- reports that Ochocinco is the newest member of the Dolphins.

We just got confirmation from Chad Ochocinco that he has just signed with the Miami Dolphins,” the report says. “The 6 time Pro Bowler will now get a chance to finish his career in his home state. More details as they arrive.”

Ochocinco worked out for the Dolphins today, and he apparently looked good enough that the Dolphins believed he still has something left, despite a 2011 season in New England in which he was a forgotten man in the Patriots’ offense.

If Ochocinco can shake off last year’s poor performance and look something like the player who shined in Cincinnati, he could become the leader of a receiving corps that’s currently led by Brian Hartline, Davone Bess and Legedu Naanee.