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Chad Johnson volunteers for special teams work in practice

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Give Chad Johnson credit, he’s doing everything he can to fit in with the Dolphins.

The 34-year-old wide receiver has even gone so far as to volunteer for special teams work in training camp, taking snaps as a gunner on the punt team, as well as fielding punt and kick returns.

Or, maybe he was just bored.

I must have been at some other drill when that was going on,” coach Joe Philbin said when informed of his participation, via Omar Kelly of the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. “Again, we’re exploring any option possible and he is a potential option, but beyond that he certainly hasn’t been harassing me [about it].”

Johnson’s certainly not going to be covering punts during the regular season. And unless things break down in a serious way, he’s not going to be returning, since they have speedsters Lamar Miller and Clyde Gates for kickoffs, and Davone Bess for punts.

So for the moment, Johnson’s doing what he does best — having fun and attracting attention to himself.

But at least he’s engaged in the process, and that can’t possibly hurt.

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6 Responses to “Chad Johnson volunteers for special teams work in practice”
  1. kegowhisky says: Aug 4, 2012 10:44 AM

    And…he’s getting his face on Hard Knocks

  2. jc327 says: Aug 4, 2012 11:13 AM

    Chad’s been fun so far with the Dolphins, that’s for sure. Just like the old Chad, fun and games but nothing that hurts his team or gets anybody put in jail. Hope that fun keeps up and carries over into his performance this year.

  3. citizenstrange says: Aug 4, 2012 11:24 AM

    Just like the old Chad, fun and games but nothing that contributes to a playoff win.

  4. ghjjf says: Aug 4, 2012 2:27 PM

    The only special teams position he is any good at is kicker. If anything he should be the backup kicker.

  5. thechronicjoker says: Aug 4, 2012 2:40 PM

    Its a positive, if anything he is expanding his playing time to HELP the team. If Ginn was half as good at receiving as he is at returning he’d still be a Dolphin but he just loved the sideline. Let Chad push these guys to excell

  6. backindasaddle says: Aug 4, 2012 3:34 PM

    This indicates to me that he now knows he sucks as a receiver (Nocho Brainzo couldn’t pick up the Pats offense to save his life and Tom Brady could not trust him to run his routes correctly). He’s jumping into special teams because he’s worried about making squad.

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