After plenty of rumors over the weekend, Ochocinco had a tryout with the Miami Dolphins on Monday and could be close to landing a deal to stay in his home state. Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin confirmed the workout on Monday.
"We're doing our homework," Philbin said of the workout, according to CBSSports.com.
Ochocinco struggled during his lone season in New England, catching just 15 passes for 276 yards and one touchdown in 2011. The big knock on Ocho during his lone season with the Pats was his inability to learn the complex Patriots playbook.
Philbin, the Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator for the past five seasons (2007-2011), is also known for running a rather complicated system which could potentially pose issues for Ochocinco.
Dolphins running back Reggie Bush didn't seem too concerned about the receiver's struggles with the playbook, though, instead expressing his interest in Ochocinco joining the roster.
"We would love to have him," Bush told Greg Rosenthal of NFL.com. "I think he's got a lot left."
Bush's opinion in the matter won't likely hold much weight, but if the former Heisman trophy winner is pulling for Ocho in South Beach then it's likely there are more Dolphins feeling similarly.
Ochocinco has been selected to six Pro Bowl teams in his 11-year career. He has made 766 catches in the NFL with over 11,000 yards and 67 touchdowns.