Chad Johnson catches two passes in CFL regular season debut

AP

It’s official: Chad Johnson now has regular season catches to his credit in CFL and NFL play.

Now a member of the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes, Johnson hauled in a pair of passes for 20 yards in his club’s regular season opener at Calgary on Saturday. However, the catches came in a losing effort, as the Alouettes were defeated 29-8 by the Stampeders. Also, a pass from quarterback Troy Smith intended for Johnson was intercepted, though the throw was a little off-target.

After the game, Johnson said he had improvements to make.

“I’ve got a long way to go, man,” Johnson said, per the Canadian Press. “With this being my first time experiencing a real live game with the bullets flying, the level of competition is really not that far off from the NFL and the speed of the game is equivalent.”

The Alouettes next play July 4 against the visiting British Columbia Lions.