Chad Ochocinco wasn't out of work for long. The veteran wide receiver has signed a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins, the team confirmed on Monday night.
Ochocinco joins a Miami offense attempting to fill the void left by Pro Bowl wideout Brandon Marshall, who was traded to the Chicago Bears in March. Other receivers on the roster include Brian Hartline, Davone Bess and Legedu Naanee.
Ochocinco, 34, was released by the New England Patriots last Thursday. He had just 15 receptions for 276 yards and one touchdown in his lone season with the team.
Miami is an ideal landing spot for Ochocinco, given that Brian Hartline and Davone Bess are currently the top two wideouts on the Dolphins roster. By all accounts, Ochocinco was simply a bad system fit in New England. The Patriots expect their WRs to run precise routes and Ochocinco is known to be... well, not so precise. He's more of a freelancer on the field.
Ochocinco is 34 and has only one 1000 yard receiving season since 2007. While he is in a good position to grab a starting job in Miami, it remains to be seen how much gas he has left in the tank. With some combination of rookie Ryan Tannehill, Matt Moore and David Garrard throwing him passes, a return to fantasy relevance seems unlikely.