Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin told reporters today that the team did, in fact, work Ochocinco out. Philbin didn’t offer many details, however, such as whether the team remains interested after getting an up-close look at Ochocinco.
“We’re doing our homework,” Philbin said, via Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post.
Ochocinco would add depth at a position where the Dolphins need some: Miami could use another wide receiver. Signing Ochocinco would also fit with the philosophy of owner Stephen Ross, who hasn’t hid the fact that he wants to make a splash this offseason.
The question is whether Ochocinco has anything left after a rough 2011 season in New England. If the Dolphins don’t sign Ochocinco quickly after working him out, that would indicate either that his performance was underwhelming, or that their interest in him was never all that genuine in the first place.