"This is extremely great news," Ochocinco said today. "I appreciate the recognition of the body of work I put in this season. But please let me share with my teammates. Cedric Benson -- none of it would have happened without him. And Carson (Palmer) and my offensive line and everybody. I love you all."
As a ninth-year pro, Ochocinco led the Bengals with 72 receptions, 1,047 receiving yards and nine touchdowns.
The Associated Press contributed to this story