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Monday, June 11, 2012
Bengals' reunion with Ochocinco is Oct. 7

By Jamison Hensley

The Cincinnati Bengals and wide receiver Chad Ochocinco will have a reunion this season after all.

The Bengals didn't sign Ochocinco, but they'll face their all-time leading receiver at Paul Brown Stadium on Oct. 7. That's when Ochocinco and his new team, the Miami Dolphins, play at Cincinnati.

This will mark the first time that the Bengals will face Ochocinco since they traded him to the New England Patriots last year. Ochocinco signed with the Dolphins on Monday night, four days after being released by the Patriots.

No one knows if Ochocinco has anything left after managing 15 catches last season. No one knows if Ochocinco will have anything success against a Bengals secondary that has seven former first-rounders (Reggie Nelson, Leon Hall, Nate Clements, Dre Kirkpatrick, Adam Jones, Terence Newman and Jason Allen).

But, if Ochocinco somehow made it into the end zone that game, the touchdown celebration should be a classic one.