FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 18: Chad Ochocinco #85 of the New England Patriots is congratulated by teammate BenJarvus Green-Ellis #42 after Ochocinco made a catch for a 30 yard gain in the second quarter against the San Diego Chargers on September 18, 2011 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
It would appear that Chad Ochocinco's chances of joining the Miami Dolphins are more than some professional athlete pipe dream about playing for the hometown team. According to Jason La Canfora with CBSSports.com, Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin confirmed "interest" in the veteran receiver, with La Canfora adding that he figures that the Dolphins will "sign him this week."
When asked about it, the Dolphins head coach told reporters on Monday, "We're doing our homework." However after concluding his workout with the Dophins, Ochocinco departed Miami (at least the team) without a contract.