MIAMI -

The Miami Dolphins announced Monday night they signed receiver Chad Ochocinco, four days after he was released by the New England Patriots.
  

Ochocinco himself broke the news on his personal website shortly before the Dolphins confirmed it.  The Dolphins are thin at the receiver position with a lot of dropped passes in offseason drills.
  

Ochocinco is likely to join the team for this week's OTAs, which continue through Wednesday
  

Ochocinco, 34, is a Miami native. He made the Pro Bowl six times, most recently in 2009, but had only a minor role in his lone season with the Patriots, catching 15 passes for 276 yards.