In June, the Dolphins took a chance on receiver Chad Johnson. In the end, that chance cost them nothing.
Johnson signed a one-year, $925,000 contract after he was cut by the Patriots. But since none of it was guaranteed, Johnson won’t receive a dime.
Yeah, he got his per diem during training camp, but that’s money that would have gone to anyone on the roster, regardless of tenure or draft status or name recognition or value to the franchise.
And while at the end of the day the Dolphins essentially admitted that it was a mistake to sign him, they generated some extra notoriety while he was on the team, and they arguably have picked up style points by so quickly severing ties with him in the wake of his arrest for domestic violence.