(DAVIE, Fla.) — After being released by the New England Patriots, the Miami Dolphins decided to take a chance on the former six-time pro bowl wide receiver Chad Ochocinco when they signed him on June 11.
Ochocinco spoke to the media for the first time since being signed and is happy to be given another chance to return to his old form.
“It’s been very good the past couple of days,” Ochocinco said. “Enjoying an opportunity to come here and play at home, play with a great organization. A lot of changes being made here. The coaching staff, I’m enjoying it.”
Ochocinco fielded only a couple questions but was thrilled to get a chance to put on his new uniform.
“It’s been a childhood dream of mine, growing up watching the Marks Brothers (Mark Duper and Mark Clayton), watching Dan (Marino) some of those guys,” Ochocinco. “It’s awesome. Throughout the years, I’ve always played Madden, I’ve always used the Dolphins no matter where I was playing and to be able to wear the teal and orange, it’s a pretty good feeling.”
He also plans on changing his name back to Chad Johnson on July 4.
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