Chad Johnson, the former NFL wide receiver who covered the league for CBS Sports last season, will work out for the CFL's Montreal Alouettes this week, general manager Jim Popp said in a statement Saturday.
“We do expect to meet with Chad Johnson and work him out in Vero Beach, Fla. this week. Talks did take place and have escalated over the last week.”
Johnson confirmed the news Friday night.
Yeah, taking my ugly ass to Canada, routes just wasting away at home. RT @futureofthecity: we gonna ever see you on that field again bra?— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) April 12, 2014
Tuesday in Vero Beach I'll be there for there mini camp/on field work RT @RSnicks18: u gonna make it up to Montreal for training camp Chad?— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) April 12, 2014
In 2011, he was traded to the Patriots, where he struggled in limited duty. There he appeared in 15 games and managed just 15 receptions and a single touchdown. Johnson signed with the Dolphins in June 2012, but was released two months later following his arrest on domestic violence charges. He has been out of the NFL since.
The Alouettes, meanwhile, went 8-10 last season.