Chad Ochocinco Signs Deal With Miami Dolphins; Terrell Owens Reacts

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  • Chad Ochocinco in this file photo.
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    Chad Ochocinco in this file photo.
By Christine Thomasos , Christian Post Reporter
June 12, 2012|9:28 am

Chad Ochocinco only needed a few days to find a new job -- the NFL wide receiver has signed with the Miami Dolphins just days after being released from the New England Patriots.

After reports surfaced that Ochocinco was working out with former Cincinnati Bengals teammate and fellow wide receiver Terrell Owens in Miami, the news broke that Ochocinco was picked up by his hometown team on Monday.

The wide receiver first broke the news of his new deal on his website, Ocnnreport.com.

"The 6 time Pro Bowler will now get a chance to finish his career in his home state," the statement on the website reads. "More details as they arrive."

Ochocinco, who grew up in the Liberty City neighborhood of Miami, took to his Twitter account to spread the news of his homecoming.

"From The City of La Libertad (where I began this adventure) Back to The City of La Libertad," the wideout tweeted in Spanish.

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Ochocinco and Owens released a video earlier this week of them running routes and catching balls together. While Ochocinco didn't make any statements on the video, Owens expressed his desire to return to the NFL after being released from the Indoor Football League.

"Eventually, I'm coming back. All I need is one team," Owens said on the video clip that made its rounds online. "Everybody's talking about what happened five, seven years ago. See my heart, not my past."

While news has yet to surface about the Dolphins picking up a contract with Owens, he congratulated Ochocinco for signing a one-year deal in Miami.

"Congrats to my boy Ochocinco for becoming a Dolphin," Owens tweeted. "All the best to you."

Ochocinco, known for communicating frequently on Twitter, altered his biography on the social network to say "unemployed black guy" when he was released from the Patriots. The 11-year veteran WR's profile now reads, "Miami Dolphins WR."

 

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