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Montreal Alouettes to meet with Chad Johnson


Out of the NFL since 2012, Chad Johnson is drawing interest from a Canadian Football League club.

The Montreal Alouettes will work out the 36-year-old Johnson next week at their minicamp in Vero Beach, Florida, club G.M. Jim Popp said Saturday, according to the team’s website.

Popp also said that talks with Johnson “have escalated over the last week,” according to the club.

Via his verified Twitter account on Friday, Johnson indicated he would be working out with Montreal.

Johnson has been out of the NFL since the Dolphins released him in August 2012 after he was arrested and charged with head-butting then-wife Evelyn Lozada. He pled no contest, but was jailed for seven days after angering a judge with his courtroom conduct.

Johnson has hauled in 766 passes for 11,059 yards and 67 touchdowns in his NFL career. He played 10 seasons in Cincinnati (2001-2010), then joined New England for the 2011 campaign.

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43 Responses to “Montreal Alouettes to meet with Chad Johnson”
  1. gmen32 says: Apr 12, 2014 1:07 PM

    Not sure if Johnson has anything left in the tank, but the CFL is exciting football. He would enjoy it.

  2. thevikesarebest says: Apr 12, 2014 1:09 PM

    That’s so laughable.

  3. blacknole08 says: Apr 12, 2014 1:15 PM

    I bet Johnson can’t even say Alouettes.

  4. ariani1985 says: Apr 12, 2014 1:19 PM

    Come to geeen bay, we thrive in the circus atmosphere

  5. boobsanders says: Apr 12, 2014 1:21 PM

    It’s over Johnny. It’s over!

  6. madmikepromo says: Apr 12, 2014 1:30 PM

    Either Chad doesn’t know when to quit, or he owes somebody money.

  7. doctorrustbelt says: Apr 12, 2014 1:54 PM

    Let’s Not Forget… chad ochojohnsoncinco (terrell owens/chris henry/jerome simpson) is the reason Carson Palmer “retired” to Oakland.

    Bengals owner mike brown should have gotten rid of chad ochojohnsoncinco around 2007 when his selfish and distracting on-field and locker room behavior became a divisive nuisance… but… mike brown is only about selling tickets… not creating a winning atmosphere (SEE: Reality T.V.)

  8. fdugrad says: Apr 12, 2014 1:58 PM

    He will be a great success…unless they have play books in Montreal.

  9. 1harrypairatesties says: Apr 12, 2014 1:58 PM

    Maybe he just loves the game & wants to keep playing no matter where it is. Many retired baseball players have gone to the Independent League to continue their careers. I say good for him. Just as long as he doesn’t change his name to Ochocinco again.

  10. grimreaper12 says: Apr 12, 2014 2:01 PM

    Surprised the Jets haven’t added Chad to their circus club.

  11. 4greatestvikingever says: Apr 12, 2014 2:21 PM

    I thought he was a Hall Of Famer? He said so.

  12. philyeagles5 says: Apr 12, 2014 2:27 PM

    I’d take Terrell Owens over Chad Johnson.

  13. pantherfan40 says: Apr 12, 2014 2:39 PM

    Jamarcus russel should also play in the cfl along woth owens

  14. ravenswhat says: Apr 12, 2014 2:47 PM

    I can’t recall a bigger fall from grace at WR. He was literally coming off a prime run in Cincy and then the Patriots proved to be his career death.

  15. theworkhorsebackdotcom says: Apr 12, 2014 2:49 PM

    Sounds like a match. A league where WRs can go in motion and run full speed to the line of scrimmage is a receivers dream.

    And he can celebrate all he wants and not draw a penalty.

  16. bonniebengal says: Apr 12, 2014 3:01 PM

    So many unoriginal attempts at humor here. Lame. Best wishes to Chad. I hope he does well.

  17. sfniners4life says: Apr 12, 2014 4:01 PM

    Maybe batman and robin can reunite in canada lol

  18. hornbuckle says: Apr 12, 2014 4:14 PM


  19. timmons94 says: Apr 12, 2014 4:17 PM

    Better to play in Montreal in the cfl than that dump Cleveland in nfl

  20. godblessfootball says: Apr 12, 2014 4:25 PM

    Sad Chad

  21. realityron says: Apr 12, 2014 5:05 PM


  22. robseahawksfan says: Apr 12, 2014 5:06 PM

    It could be worse for #85, he could have hit rock bottom and been forced to settle for signing with the Vikings.

  23. sterling7 says: Apr 12, 2014 5:11 PM

    So what!

  24. thetooloftools says: Apr 12, 2014 5:19 PM

    He acted so stupidly in the past. I really hope he has learned something.
    Randy Moss screamed about $$$$$$ and his career was over as The Pats made him, he didn’t make the Pats.
    I just hope Chad has learned.
    He fell off a cliff and didn’t even try to grab a branch.

  25. steelcurtainn says: Apr 12, 2014 5:22 PM

    Has Been!

  26. thrstr says: Apr 12, 2014 5:23 PM

    mucho-stinko, – whatever

  27. sw19womble says: Apr 12, 2014 6:28 PM

    Hope he signs for the BC Lions instead. Much better QB corps.
    Alouettes are rebuilding at QB after Calvillo finally retired.

  28. kosar19xx says: Apr 12, 2014 6:48 PM

    “Either Chad doesn’t know when to quit, or he owes somebody money.”

    Its called child support, back taxes and legal fees.

  29. rodh32340 says: Apr 12, 2014 7:05 PM

    Obviously, Alouettes looking for a little press…

  30. staffordsyear says: Apr 12, 2014 7:35 PM

    He still has a twitter account?

  31. higheriqthanyou says: Apr 12, 2014 8:09 PM

    Is that French for Minnesota Vikings?

  32. noahlittle79 says: Apr 12, 2014 8:43 PM

    Living in Ohio, I watched Chad Johnson for most of his career & he was entertaining. He was productive and the field was his stage. Without guys like T.O, Ochocinco, Pacman, Irvin, Dion, Broadway Joe, ect. This league would be boring.

  33. completefan says: Apr 12, 2014 8:43 PM

    Argos will still win the East.

  34. rextraordinaire says: Apr 12, 2014 8:57 PM

    The Alouettes have taken a serious dive since losing Marc Trestman and Anthony Calvillo. It makes me wonder what would happen to teams like the Packers, Patriots and Saints when they lose their respective coach/QB combo.

  35. gomta says: Apr 12, 2014 8:58 PM

    The real question is…Does he change his name to Quatre-Vingt-Cinq??

  36. jwcarlson says: Apr 12, 2014 9:22 PM

    Veteran minimum really shortens some careers that aren’t quite over.

  37. iamdinguskhan says: Apr 12, 2014 9:38 PM

    Please sign Chad 49ers before he goes to the CFL. He can head butt some sense into Kap

  38. poesports says: Apr 12, 2014 10:17 PM

    Used to be the Baltimore Stallions. Another Championship for Baltimore when they won the Grey Cup.

  39. jbarr1 says: Apr 12, 2014 10:36 PM

    Ocho Broko?

  40. deflateddome says: Apr 12, 2014 11:53 PM

    Will he be wearing his home made HOF jacket?

  41. tigerlilac says: Apr 13, 2014 7:32 PM

    The guy needs to make a living. Pursuing work is an honorable endeavor. Good luck to him. He was a model citizen in his short stint with the Patriots but just not cut out to play in their complicated offense.

  42. tigerlilac says: Apr 13, 2014 7:37 PM

    I read PFT and see so many comments tearing down athletes, especially players that are on the tail end of their careers or who made a mistake in life. I can never understand why that makes the poster feel good about himself but it must. What’s really pathetic is kicking a guy when he’s down. Most of us learned that in grade school.

  43. 1uberjet says: Apr 14, 2014 10:27 AM

    Chad Quatre-Vingt-Cinq?

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