ATL: Ochocinco Stock Watch
Ochocinco hinted Friday that he's being courted by NFL teams (depending on how you interpret one of his 37,000-plus tweets). Inside this newsroom, there's rich debate about what Ochocinco offers an NFL offense at age 34. His time in New England stained his reputation, painting him as a player unable to grasp the complexities of the Patriots' attack. Not a résumé builder.
Ochocinco is a South Florida native and adding him to the mix might attract Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, who appears hellbent on turning the franchise into a media darling.
It wouldn't hurt the team's run on "Hard Knocks," either, handing HBO a juicy plot line to zero in on.
As for Ochocinco, we found him Saturday nestled up to an old friend (as everything in life floats steadily into the surreal):