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MONTREAL -- The Montreal Alouettes announced on Thursday that they have signed veteran receiver Chad Johnson.

Johnson joins the Alouettes after spending 11 seasons in the NFL, including the first ten with the Cincinnati Bengals. The elite receiver amassed 11,059 receiving yards, which ranks him 30th on the NFL all-time list. He also caught 766 passes while scoring 67 receiving touchdowns. He averaged 14.4 yards per catch in his 166 career games played South of the border.

"Chad Johnson did an outstanding job the last three days. As we added him into the mix, it was to see how he communicated with the players, how he held himself, the way he physically held up, his true interest in coming to the CFL," said Jim Popp.

"It was a total evaluation so that it's a good fit. He was very happy and very excited to be on the field again and we are happy to welcome him to the Alouettes," added Popp.

Johnson cracked 1,000 receiving yards with Cincinnati in seven out of eight seasons from 2002 through 2009. He also snagged eight or more touchdown receptions in five separate occasions during his tenure with the Bengals.

Drafted in the second round (36th overall) by Cincinnati from Oregon State University, the Miami, Florida native reached the Pro Bowl five straight years from 2003-2007 and again in 2009 with the Bengals.

The now 36-year-old last played in 2011 with New England, where he made 15 catches for 276 yards and a touchdown. He caught one pass in Super Bowl XLVI for 21 yards as New England lost 21-17 to the New York Giants. Most recently he took part in the Miami Dolphins training camp in 2012.

Fan Comments
BillyDee87
Chad may very well be excellent at the slot position. If he still has any of his past speed and moves he may turn out to be a legit threat. Prob play for 2 years and start out as 6th receiver. Could potentially move into one of the slot spots or 5th guy if Als go with a 5R one back O.
April 18, 2014 - 10:18am
als rule
bd87: why a SB?!! why not a WR?!! SB #18 RICHARDSON, #19 GREEN, WR #89 CARTER and #85 JOHNSON!!
April 18, 2014 - 5:41pm
 
Wheelers31
Wish him and all the rest of the receivers well in training camp. Would like to see some more Canadian receivers developing, Johnson's "smooth moves" on the field will stand him in good stead.
April 18, 2014 - 7:51am
 
Horses123
He's a Top Five receiver in the CFL. Dressler gone so he's right there. It'll be quite interesting but he looks to be in superb shape. No predictions on yards or Td's.
April 17, 2014 - 10:15pm
 
tabbiefanmcb
Well this should be interesting! We'll see how well he adapts to the CFL and how long he lasts.
April 17, 2014 - 9:05pm
als rule
TFmcb: well now thanx for your positive outlook for CJ in the CFL for the alouettes mr. negative from hamilton!!
April 17, 2014 - 10:02pm
Juggernot
That's a laugh AR!! If he'd signed with Hamilton you'd be saying the exact same negative things, and you know it!! Pot calling the kettle black methinks!!!
April 19, 2014 - 9:25pm
als rule
@Jhead: my pot hasn't called my kettle black!! why?!! because I've made comments on several articles stating johnson is bad for other teams BUT great for montreal!! methinks you have selected reading!!
April 22, 2014 - 11:54am
 
als rule
welcome and congrats to the montreal alouettes chad!! don't worry about the differences between the NFL and CFL you'll pick it up with no sweat!! also job well done GM popp!! might really be something if he checks his baggage at the border before TC in lennoxville!!
April 17, 2014 - 5:13pm
 
*C*F*L*
Watch out for that 12th man, he can be a real bell-ringer.

Also no walking off the turf when there is 2:00 on the clock. When you're up by 13 @ the 2:00 mark, we call that ''game is on the line'' time.

Many adjustments at the Canadian game for whatever he is going to start calling himself up here.

Should be entertaining though!!!!
April 17, 2014 - 4:47pm