Of course the OCNN (OchoCinco News Network) would break the news: Chad Ochocinco is the newest member of the Miami Dolphins.
Released by the Patriots last week, Ochocinco surprisingly didn't last very long on the free agent market, as the website reports he and the Fins have agreed on a deal.
Ochocinco had a disappointing year for New England, never seeming to grasp the playbook or become a factor in any of the games. He finished the season with just 15 receptions, 276 yards, and one touchdown.
Albert Breer of the NFL Network reports the deal with Miami is for one year.
The Patriots don't see the Dolphins until Week 13 in Miami, and then again on Week 17 in New England.
Miami is also where his fiance, Evelyn Lozada lives.
The two are set to film a reality television show in Miami based on their upcoming wedding (think Kim Kardashian, people). The Dolphins are also going to be featured on this season's HBO series, "Hard Knocks".
So yes, whether or not Ochocinco gets it together on the field -- you'll see plenty of him all over your television set.
Just how he likes it.
FOXBORO -- The Patriots had a welcome face back on the practice field on Wednesday, as tight end Rob Gronkowski returned to action after missing the team's previous five practices as he dealt with an injury.
Gronkowski participated in the warmup period of practice and then remained with the majority of his teammates for drills.
The last time Gronkowski was spotted on the field was last Monday, which was the first of three joint practices between the Patriots and the Bears. He pulled up after pursuing a Tom Brady pass, walked along the sideline, met with head trainer Jim Whalen, and then left practice early. He did not suit up for Thursday's game against Chicago.
Gronkowski has not participated in a preseason game since 2012.
Patriots not spotted at Wednesday's practice were Shaq Mason, Jonathan Cooper, Sebastian Vollmer (on the physically unable to perform list) and Dion Lewis (also on PUP). Alan Branch, who has been suspended by the team before last week's preseason game, was also missing.
Jabaal Sheard, Rob Ninkovich, Malcolm Mitchell, Shea McClellin, Tre' Jackson (PUP) and Danny Amendola (PUP) were present for warmups but went to a lower field for conditioning. Amendola and Jackson were not in pads for the short-and-shells session.
Jon Bon Jovi was taking in the session alongside Patriots chairman and CEO Robert Kraft.
Michael Felger wants no part of Josh Gordon-to-the-Patriots, no matter the price.
When word leaked this morning that the Patriots would release center Bryan Stork, the first question that popped to many people's minds was: "Couldn't they have traded him?"
Well, hours after the news broke, they apparently did:
And a few minutes later, Ian Rapoport came through with more information:
But now, as reported by CSN Mid-Atlantic's JP Finlay, the deal might not happen: