Veteran wide receiver Chad Ochocinco will work out for the Miami Dolphins next week and is excited about a possible return to his roots, CBS Sports reported Saturday, citing a source.
The New England Patriots announced on Thursday that they had released the South Florida native after one season.
The 2011 campaign saw career lows for the six-time Pro Bowler, with just 15 receptions for 276 yards and one touchdown.
In 10 seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, the 34-year-old amassed a franchise record 10,783 receiving yards. He also leads the Bengals organization in career receptions and touchdowns.
The colorful Ochocinco, who boasts nearly 3.5 million followers on Twitter, has told friends that he would like to sign with the Dolphins, The Miami Herald reported.