Chad Johnson volunteers for special teams work in practice


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.