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Chad Johnson to save career in Canada? 'Ochocinco' to try out for the Montreal Alouettes of CFL [VIDEO]

By Mike Edler (edler560@gmail.com)
on Apr 15, 2014 09:48 AM EDT
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Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson
Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson (Photo : Reuters)

Former NFL wide receiver and potential Hall of Famer Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson looks to be getting back into football. Johnson has a tryout for the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes Tuesday.

Alouettes general manager Jim Popp confirmed that the talks between the two had gotten rather serious and doesn't expect their to be any issues with the fact that Johnson hasn't played in the NFL since 2011.

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"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.”

The 36-year-old Johnson was a part of the 2012 Miami Dolphins team that was featured on HBO’s Hark Knocks before being released for allegedly head-butting his now ex-wife. Johnson is a six-time Pro Bowler who is known for his off the field antics and touch down celebrations as much as he is for his once stellar play.

Johnson has seven, 1,000-yard seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals when he was at his best and most entertaining. He later joined the New England Patriots for their 2011 Super Bowl XLVI loss.

The Montreal Alouettes finished last season 8-10 and haven’t won the Grey Cup since they won back-to-back championships in 2009-2010. Johnson would join Ricky Williams, Doug Flutie and Mark Gastineau as notable NFL players to have played in Canada.

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