CFL team invites Ochocinco to work out in Florida
APR 13, 2014 3:19p ET
Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson will work out for the Montreal Alouettes this week, General Manager Jim Popp said in a statement posted on the CFL team's website.
"We do expect to meet with Chad Johnson and work him out in Vero Beach (Fla.) this week," the announcement said. "Talks did take place and have escalated over the last week."
Johnson, 36, said on Twitter he'll work out for the team Tuesday.
The former NFL star spent 10 seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals and last played with the New England Patriots in 2011. He compiled 11,059 yards and 67 touchdowns in 165 games, mostly with the Bengals.
The Dolphins cut Johnson before the 2012 season after he was arrested on domestic violence charges.
As usual, Johnson was active on Twitter this weekend, updating fans on developments:
Tuesday in Vero Beach I'll be there for there mini camp/on field work RT @RSnicks18: u gonnamake it up to Montreal for training camp Chad?— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) April 12, 2014
NFL owes me nothing, I messed up RT @futureofthecity: atleastyou'll get to play sucks you got such a raw deal!! Still rooting for you bra!!— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) April 12, 2014