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Chad Johnson catches one pass in CFL preseason debut


Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson has officially put on a Canadian Football League uniform for the first time.

Johnson, the receiver formerly known as Ochocinco who is attempting to revive his career with the Montreal Alouettes, caught a 13-yard pass on the first play from scrimmage in Friday night’s preseason opener.

That was Johnson’s only catch of the game, as he and Alouettes quarterback Troy Smith (the former Ohio State Heisman Trophy winner and Ravens backup) failed to connect on a couple of other passes.

Before the game, Johnson described his anticipation in typical Chad Johnson fashion.

“It’s similar to the feeling before I lost my virginity. There’s a certain level of excitement . . . anticipation . . . not knowing what’s going to happen or what I’m going to get,” Johnson told the Montreal Gazette.

The game was Johnson’s first since appearing in a preseason game for the Dolphins on August 10, 2012. Johnson was arrested the next day on a domestic violence charge and cut by the Dolphins the day after that.

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25 Responses to “Chad Johnson catches one pass in CFL preseason debut”
  1. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Jun 21, 2014 9:36 AM

    Girl u trippin’!

  2. alshonbrandontandem says: Jun 21, 2014 9:49 AM

    How many HOF’ers played in the Canadian League AFTER their NFL days were over?

  3. goraidersgospurs says: Jun 21, 2014 9:59 AM

    How many HOF’ers players (could) still play in the canadian league after there nfl days where over?

  4. packfntk says: Jun 21, 2014 10:13 AM

    Guys still got it!!! Haha.

  5. rg3andthensome says: Jun 21, 2014 10:19 AM


  6. bornahawker says: Jun 21, 2014 10:21 AM

    Is he broke or passionate?

  7. bnwillard says: Jun 21, 2014 10:29 AM

    T.O. is doing pushups in his driveway preparing to join him #canadiandreamteam

  8. deeppurple23 says: Jun 21, 2014 10:52 AM

    So about as many passes as he caught in New England…

  9. dycenyne says: Jun 21, 2014 11:05 AM

    Chad will play this season out, catch 100 balls, NFL teams will be blown away, he’ll sign with the Seahawks play WR go to the pro bowl and play SS in the LOB on a few plays and win a super bowl, and SB MVP. Watch Guaranteed.

    Go Hawks #12

  10. dmc1542 says: Jun 21, 2014 11:25 AM

    ^^^^^ Man these Seattle fans are worse than Boston in their insufferability

  11. Ground Chuck says: Jun 21, 2014 11:35 AM

    Good for you Chad!!!

  12. iamdinguskhan says: Jun 21, 2014 12:01 PM

    Go from pro bowl NFL receiver only able to get 1 catch in a CFL game? Dude is done. If Seattle fans want him please take him.

  13. bhindenemylines says: Jun 21, 2014 12:03 PM

    Child, please!!!

  14. diehardfootballfan says: Jun 21, 2014 12:17 PM


  15. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: Jun 21, 2014 12:19 PM

    6x Pro Bowler
    2x 1st team All-Pro
    4x conference leader in Yardage (NFL record)
    7x 1000 yard seasons
    2x AFCN champ
    30th all-time in receiving yards

  16. tigerlilac says: Jun 21, 2014 1:10 PM

    To those knocking Chad for only having one catch; it was a preseason game. I expect they didn’t have him on the field that much given they only threw a “couple” of other passes his way. The fact that he caught the first pass of the game, no doubt with everyone focused on him, bodes well as does the large playing field and open style in the CFL that suits his game. The guy always was in great shape.

  17. gmen32 says: Jun 21, 2014 1:18 PM

    I’m sure he will enjoy his time in the CFL, but it will be alot tougher than he probably thinks it will be. There is some solid talent in the CFL.

  18. surfinbird1 says: Jun 21, 2014 2:00 PM

    Keep that playbook simple with a lot of pictures and he’ll do just fine.

  19. nemobhax says: Jun 21, 2014 2:53 PM

    Go Chad!!

  20. ken14andersonforhof says: Jun 21, 2014 4:14 PM

    OCHOUNO!!is he going to give away big Macs now?

  21. bobzilla1001 says: Jun 21, 2014 4:15 PM

    Johnson has turned into the best International receiver in PRESEASON history.

  22. doubleogator says: Jun 21, 2014 4:23 PM

    Ocho Nomo

  23. jimmysee says: Jun 21, 2014 5:47 PM

    I thought he had visa issues that prevented him getting a Canadian work permit.

  24. lemmetalkwouldya says: Jun 21, 2014 8:46 PM

    85 has hit rock bottom

  25. coachbeck says: Jun 22, 2014 7:34 AM

    Why bash the guy? He is playing the game he loves and getting paid. Everyone bags on Tebow and others for not going to other leagues. Yet when chad does he gets bashed.

    Either it’s ok to play on other leagues or it’s not. Can’t see why anyone is bashing a guy for making the most of what’s left in the tank. He obviously loves the game since they pay nothing in the cfl.

    This isn’t for just chad but anyone who plays in any other league when they can no longer play in the nfl. And face fact this guy was one of the best WR in the game when he was in his prime with Cincy.

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