Report: Ochocinco will work out for Miami this week

AP

The HBO/NFL Films cameras crews may want to pack up for Davie sooner than planned.

Receiver Chad Ochocinco will work out for the Dolphins this week, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com.  Which means that Ochocinco’s reported interest in the Dolphins is, for now, reciprocal.

Reached for comment, agent Drew Rosenhaus would neither confirm nor deny the report.  (At least he didn’t say, “Next question.”)

No other team has been linked to Ochocinco, yet.  News that he’s drawing interest from a team that is looking for attention could force anyone else (if there is anyone else) to move quickly in order to draw Chad’s attention.

45 responses to “Report: Ochocinco will work out for Miami this week

  1. League minimum with escalators for on field performance, I’d expect a deal by Wednesday.

  2. Don’t worry about showing him the playbook….. he won’t understand it anyway.

  3. He will run great and his workout will be one of the best you will ever see. Then once they go inside and put him in the classroom…..Child Please.

  4. This may work in Miami as he will only need to learn specific routes and will probably just be a package player… Might be his best landing spot.

  5. Just what the Dolphins need, a huge distraction.

    I don’t think Chad Johnson is stupid, I just think that if he spent more time learning the playbook, and less time being an attention seeker, that he would still be with the Patriots.

    IMO, the media, and ESPN in particular, have been acting as Chad’s enabler for years. Time for Chad and ESPN to grow up..

  6. Worst comes to worst they do what they did with Tiki Barber: work him out, tell a reporter “he looked good”, but don’t sign him.

    Or they sign him and then decide to forget about him like Larry Johnson and possibly David Garrard.

  7. He is the type of player that needs constant reminder of where to line up, what options to run, etc. He needs a team with a stable offensive plan, and a coaching staff that can simplify his role for him. Then as well an intelligent vet WR that can help Chad out in the huddle and take care of his own business. Much like TJ did for CHad in Cincy. A good on field communicator at QB. If there is one weakness in Brady’s game it is directing traffic at the line. He’s good at calling out adjustments, but you won’t see him direct individual players at the LOS very much. Manning, Palmer, Brees, Roethlisberger are probably the best at this.

  8. I forgot to finish my comment…so why not the Saints or Broncos? I don’t see a Palmer reunion and I think the feeling is mutual from both sides. The Steelers just won’t touch a free agent WR his age, plus they don’t have a need. I would think the 49ers would be a good fit too and could have interest too. I don’t know, in the end he has to go where he’s wanted. But he should avoid a situation where he is the lone vet WR, or he has a below average QB. Because that could be a career ending decision. Teams that already are considered contenders won’t rush to leak their interest to the press. They will try to hide it, until the press somehow finds out. They wouldn’t want to announce interest until a deal was agreed on. Rather having it so the fans didn’t know anything about it unless they sign him. Whereas teams not considered contenders might want to make the appearance to the fans that they are trying to improve. Miami fans have been calling for it, and now we have a leak of a coming workout.

  9. Philbin: Alright Chad, show us everything you know about the Patriots offense.

    Ocho: *Furrows his brow for a minute and then draws a crude stick figure Tom Brady with the word “TOUCHDOWN” in bubble letters.

    Joe Philbin: Crap.

  10. Sign him, let him keep people entertained during Hard Knocks, then release him to eliminate any drama that may linger. Him being there for the show will allow many of the other guys to focus more on football and less on the cameras.

    Bonus would be if he can actually still play, and be productive. As lost as he looked last year, he still certainly appeared to be in great shape. If he can learn his part of the play book, he may be an asset for whichever young QB the fins choose to go with.

  11. Will he dominate? No. But will he bad as invisible and as unproductive on the field as last year? I doubt it.

    Only 2 years ago, Ocho and TO were both putting up pretty good numbers with the highly overrated Carson Palmer as their quarterback. The same Carson Palmer who looked HORRIBLE this past year when he finally got away from Cincy which was supposedly the problem.

    Ocho probably needs a change of scenery where the expectations are very low. Miami Dolphins and their fans can’t have very high expectations going into this season. I’d say Ocho has what most would consider a “bounce back” season… and unless some other big name does something special like a Chris Johnson or Adrian Peterson returns from his injury and back to his former self, Ocho probably gets “comeback player of the year.”

  12. Never going to happen, this is just made up. The dolphins do not a diva receiver.

  13. Even though Ocho did not have a good season on the field last season he did manage to keep his mouth shut. At this point in his career he could have a huge chip on his shoulderthis move would be low risk high reward if signed.

  14. Chad’s from Miami…that’s why he wants to play there.

    If he’s focused, he can be good still. Needs to have a good underneath guy like Davone Bess, and a good command of the offense. Luckily the WC offense is easy to learn.

  15. Stephen Ross is now running the team!!

    He wants a show and butts in seats and he might get one!!!

  16. This guy is a clown.

    The Bengals were supposed to be the problem but when Chad Johnson and Carson Palmer are shipped out, two rookies fill their positions and lead the team to the playoffs.

    He should stick to reality tv. It is unscripted which is the only way he can succeed at anything.

  17. Who knows what may happen, but the Dolphins certainly have absolutely nothing to lose by bringing him in for a work out and seeing if there’s any tread left on the tires. He doesn’t exactly have a roster full of future Hall-of-Famers ahead of him on the depth chart…..

  18. Sign T.OchoShow= Higher Hard Knocks Ratings

    I can honestly say T.O and Chad Ochocinco are better than all the WRs the Dolphins have.

  19. just what a young QB needs, a diva demanding the ball to prove he’s not washed up.
    Yes Miami, PLEASE sign Ocho. Just remember to draw your playbook in crayon, and he likes blue and red colors best.

  20. Put Davone Bess or Brian Hartline in the Patriots starting line up and they will grab more than 15 catches. I guarantee that.

  21. Yes!!!

    These are the type move that’ll put the Dolphins right up there!!

    Dolphin roster still as weak as any in NFL, their bottom 25 worst in NFL..Chad isn’t the type player they can build on for 2018

  22. The guy has had two surgically repaired ankles, can’t run routes correctly, and can’t be quiet about “dad” (Not that I have a problem with the third part), or anything else for that matter.

    With that being said, I think he’s a good person. However, if we’re suggesting Ocho is better at this point than say, TO or even Randy Moss, we would be kidding ourselves.

    If I were a HC, with nothing to lose, a horrible WR core, and was on the hot seat, I’d just work to sign all three of them. The Dolpins should do that very thing just for the tickets and buzz it would generate. They aren’t winning anything this upcoming season anyway.

    I say they might as well make hype if they can’t be instantly better.

  23. chad loves him some chad……they must want barkley bad next year if they make this move….and im a bengals fan w an old ochocrapo jersey still

  24. well this would make hard knocks more entertaining. ocho physically still has it. if he can learn the offense (admittedly an “if” but i doubt if their offense is as complex as new englands) he could really help them

  25. Just like I said …now plaxico n Edwards
    Celtics r old and suck to…but they went to the seventh game in the eastern finales…use your heads people this would be great
    N

  26. Ouchostinko is a BUM! He sucks! He was washed up about 8 yeas ago! Do not sign him!

    Shoe-la knows all!

  27. mwindle1973 says: Jun 9, 2012 4:32 PM

    He is the type of player that needs constant reminder of where to line up, what options to run, etc. He needs a team with a stable offensive plan, and a coaching staff that can simplify his role for him. Then as well an intelligent vet WR that can help Chad out in the huddle and take care of his own business. Much like TJ did for CHad in Cincy. A good on field communicator at QB. If there is one weakness in Brady’s game it is directing traffic at the line. He’s good at calling out adjustments, but you won’t see him direct individual players at the LOS very much. Manning, Palmer, Brees, Roethlisberger are probably the best at this.

    ———————————————–

    That’s because Patriots receivers are expected to know their routes when they hit the line of scrimmage. That comes from knowing the playbook. Brady (or any other NFL QB) should not have to tell his receivers which way to go.

  28. they are just trying to make the team more interesting for hard knocks…….but its not working for me….it will be unwatchable

  29. If Chad can do something that T.O. has yet to figure out, he could once again play in the NFL. And that is: keep his big mouth shut.

  30. 85 would be good for blitzburgh…assuming m.wallace gets his deal done, 85 would mesh good at slot with wallace and a.brown on the outside…I like e.sanders but he gotta stay healthy…chad would make the wr core at least look even more impressive to watch…ESP wit Tomlin at the helm

  31. mwindle1973 says:
    Jun 9, 2012 4:32 PM
    He is the type of player that needs constant reminder of where to line up, what options to run, etc. He needs a team with a stable offensive plan, and a coaching staff that can simplify his role for him. Then as well an intelligent vet WR that can help Chad out in the huddle and take care of his own business. Much like TJ did for CHad in Cincy. A good on field communicator at QB. If there is one weakness in Brady’s game it is directing traffic at the line. He’s good at calling out adjustments, but you won’t see him direct individual players at the LOS very much. Manning, Palmer, Brees, Roethlisberger are probably the best at this.
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    This is a load of crap. The Pats bent over backwards. BRADY bent over backwards to get Chad integrated. Chad demonstrated that after an entire season and then this off season that he STILL could not pick up the offense. He’s mentally incapable of digesting it and then executing it. It’s just that simple. The post above is nothing but a big bag of crap.

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