Saturday, April 12, 2014

Thoughts on Montreal Giving a Look at Chad Johnson

Word is that the Alouettes will work out former NFL receiver Chad Johnson. Johnson is 36 and last played for the Patriots during the 2011 season, where he had 15 receptions for 276 yards. So 2014 would be three years from his last mediocre season.

I'm on the fence as to whether this is worth it for CFL teams. Usually not much comes out of it, although Andre Rison did win a Grey Cup with the Argos in 2004. Sure it drums up some publicity, especially in the US, but how good does the league look picking up washed up NFL stars? I've long thought that the CFL could get more revenue than it currently does from the US, but I'm not sure stunts like this help.

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