Report: Ochocinco signs with Dolphins

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Report: Ochocinco signs with Dolphins

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.

Report: Patriots, Gronkowski restructure contract for 2017 season

Report: Patriots, Gronkowski restructure contract for 2017 season

The Patriots and Rob Gronkowski have restructured the tight end’s contract for the coming season, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. 

The reworked deal can bump Gronkowski’s salary for the 2017 season from $5.25 million to $10.75 million, according to Schefter. 

Gronkowski was limited by injury to just eight games last season. He had 25 receptions for 540 yards and three touchdowns, all of which were career lows. 

The 28-year-old is entering his eighth NFL season since being selected by the Pats in the second round of the 2010 draft. He has played played in at least 15 regular-season games in four of his first seven season, though he’s twice played fewer than 10. 

Brandin Cooks ready to bring back arrow celebration after NFL rule change

Brandin Cooks ready to bring back arrow celebration after NFL rule change

Tuesday’s announcement from Roger Goodell that the NFL is “relaxing” its rules on celebrations is good news for at least one Patriot. 

That would be Brandin Cooks, who began celebrating the rule change on Twitter not long after the league made its announcement. 

Cooks, whom the Patriots acquired from the Saints this offseason in a trade that sent first and third-round picks to New Orleans, lost his favorite celebration last season when it was made clear that miming archery was off-limits. Josh Norman was fined $10,000 last season for such a celebration. 

Following Norman’s fine, Cooks lamented the league’s decision to punish what Cooks had previously done in reference to a Bible verse (Psalms 144:6). 

"Send forth lightning and scatter your enemy, and shoot your arrows and rout them," Cooks told the New Orleans Advocate. "I just remember it sticking with me for such a long time, I remember thinking, maybe I can do something with this."

Added Cooks: ”I’ve been doing it for three years now, and there was never a complaint about it. Now, all of a sudden, there is. It just reminds me that, it's almost as if they try to take so much away from us, but for something like this, that means so much to someone that has nothing to do with violence, it's frustrating. I'll definitely continue to speak my opinion about it, and if they have a problem with it, so be it."

When Tuesday’s news emerged, Cooks and former Saints teammate Mark Ingram were quick to react.