Veteran wide receiver Chad Johnson, formerly known as Chad Ochocinco, has signed with the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes, the league announced today (via Twitter). The longtime Bengal last played a regular-season NFL game for the Patriots in 2011.
Johnson, who totaled 766 receptions for more than 11,000 yards and 67 touchdowns in 11 NFL seasons, was signed by the Dolphins in 2012, but was released that summer following his arrest due to a domestic incident. The 36-year-old recently worked out for the Alouettes and GM Jim Popp indicated over the weekend that talks between the two sides had “escalated” (link via ESPN.com).
With Johnson on board, Montreal will be looking to bounce back after a season in which the team finished with an 8-10 record, its worst mark since 2007.