Chad Johnson To Work Out For CFL’s Montreal Alouettes

Rucuss staffApril 12, 2014

Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson seems to be willing to play for the Canadian Football League.

After scuffing at a chance to play in the CFL, Ochocinco appears to have had a change of heart after no team was willing to sign him since being cut by the Miami Dolphins in 2012.

CFL’s Montreal Alouettes general manager Jim Popp said in a statement that Johnson would work out for the team next week.

“We do expect to meet with Chad Johnson and work him out in Vero Beach, Fla. this week,” Popp said. “Talks did take place and have escalated over the last week.”

Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman coached the Alouettes for five seasons and led them to four division titles before he made the move to the NFL. They are also the same CFL team that once held the rights to Tim Tebow while his NFL career was in limbo.

Johnson hasn’t played in a NFL game since his 2011 season with the New England Patriots. The 36-year old was taken in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He spent the first 10 years of his career with the Cincinatti Bengals, where he had 751 receptions for 10,783 yards and 66 touchdowns.

In 2011, he was traded to the Patriots, where he appeared in 15 games and managed just 15 receptions and a single touchdown. Johnson signed with the Dolphins in June 2012, but was released two months later following his arrest on domestic violence charges.

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