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Chad Ochocinco’s Contract Details

Peter King of Sports Illustrated reports that WR Chad Ochocinco‘s one year contract with the Dolphins is worth $925,000 which is “the minimum for veterans of the 34-year-old Ochocinco’s experience

King notes though that through incentives Ochocinco could escalate the contracts value to over $2 million.  One of the terms of the deal is that if Ochocinco can catch 80+ balls on the year to “to make much in extras” in the contract.  However, it should be noted that the deal does not guarantee Ochocinco a roster spot for the year.

If Ochocinco can be the difference-maker of a player that he was on the Bengals, he could be in line for a big year, provided that he doesn’t become a distraction for the team.

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According to Mike Florio of Profootballtalk, the Dolphins have signed Chad Ochocinco to a one year deal.

The terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed, but Ochocinco has a lot to prove this year after last year’s plummet in production while in New England.  This time around, he doesn’t have nearly the competition he had while playing for the Patriots.  After trading Brandon Marshall, the Dolphins’ starting receiving core was relegated to Brian Hartline, Devone Bess, and Legedu Naanee.

This seems like a perfect match as the Dolphins definitely need the receiver depth, the publicity, and it doesn’t hurt to acquire a player from a division rival.  On the flip side, Ochocinco is looking to step into a starting role and on top of that, he’ll get the camera time as the team will be featured on Hard Knocks this year.