marksmoneymakers Posts:29702 Followers:142
On 06/11/2012 07:55 PM in NFL

Dolphins confirms Chad Ochocinco workout; Reggie Bush 'would love to have him'

Dolphins confirms Chad Ochocinco workout; Reggie Bush 'would love to have him'

Miami confirmed Monday that they worked Ochocinco out.. (US Presswire)

Over the weekend,'s Jason LaCanfora reported that Chad Ochocinco, freshly removed from New England, worked out with the Dolphins.

On Monday, Miami coach Joe Philbin confirmed just that, saying at his press conference that the Dolphins "recently" worked out the free-agent wide receiver.

"We're doing our homework," Philbin said, per Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post.

I mentioned the Dolphins as a possible landing spot for Ocho when writing about his release from the Patriots, and I still think it makes sense. Ochocinco isn't a locker-room problem, he'll provide some much-needed publicity, he'll fit in on Hard Knocks, and, most importantly, he could actually make an impact on the field for Miami, which is incredibly thin at receiver.

At the very least, Ocho's got would-be rushing title champ Reggie Bush in his corner.

"We would love to have him," Bush said on NFL Network Monday, via Gregg Rosenthal of "I think he's got a lot left."

Reports all indicated that Ocho was in fine shape with New England. The issue, according to most accounts, was grasping the playbook.

So if he does indeed have "a lot left," and if Jeff Ireland and Philbin believe he can contribute, there's a very good chance that Ocho could end up landing a gig in South Beach for 2012. Worst case could be that he'll be an interesting "can he make the roster" storyline for Hard Knocks.

thehitman Posts:3077 Followers:5
06/11/2012 11:15 PM

Pre season plus 17 weeks regular season and he still didn't have the playbook down. Pretty much 'nuff said. Unless Fins somehow just give him a "special" book. Seems like a bad joke. Has anyone figured out I'm not an Ocho-Stinko fan ??

Never, ever criticize someone until you have walked a mile in their shoes........for at that point they will be a mile away. And you'll have their shoes !
marksmoneymakers Posts:29702 Followers:142
06/12/2012 08:44 PM

I have never been a fan of him either, but as a dolphins fan, I would take him. They are in desperate need of a receiver. Sure it could be a bust, but it is worth a try as long as they don't break the bank signing him. Surely he is not as stupid as he appeared last year.