He is 34, his play has significantly gone down his, his speed isn’t where it once was, and he is probably one of the most infamous wide receivers to ever play the game, yet I’m sure there is still a handful of Dolphins fans out there who wants Miami to sign Ochocino.
While his play has considerably dropped there are some out there who believe Chad still has a bit left in the tank. Not a benefactor of the Patriots scheme and a part of a trial that just went wrong, the Patriots cut Ocho this afternoon.
The Dolphins are Ochco’s childhood team and he definitely still has ties to South Florida. While it wouldn’t be shocking if the Dolphins decided to kick the tires here, I would implore them not too. An over the hill diva WR is not going to reap many benefits for the Dolphins.
Ocho also would not be the greatest influence for rookie QB Ryan Tannehill. That being said Ocho’s NFL career success can’t be ignored and with a very weak Dolphins receiving core, it makes the Dolphins a possible destination for the diva. Ocho is now a free agent with the ability to sign where he pleases.
There is also talk that the addition of Ocho would bring added value to Hard Knocks which I believe would play absolutely ZERO of a factor in deciding if Ocho should be looked at.
Another free agent who was also released today Aaron Kampman (DE, OLB) interest me more. A player with a high motor and character who has struggled to stay healthy. If Kampman is given a look I think that if he would be able to stay healthy he could give the Dolphins pass rush a much needed boost.