Chad Johnson gets work permit, in CFL camp today

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The last we heard from Chad Johnson, his desire to play in Canada was being held up by his inability to get a work permit.

That has apparently been taken care of, as Montreal Alouettes General Manager Jim Popp told Eric Edholm of Yahoo Sports that Johnson was “at camp as we speak.”

The 36-year-old artist formerly known as Ochocinco signed with the Alouettes in April, hoping to come back after a two-year absence from football.

Now comes the simple matter of seeing if he can still play. That’s far from a given, as the last time we saw him on the field he wasn’t exactly lighting it up.