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Chad Johnson to work out for Montreal Alouettes of CFL

Chad Johnson's last stint in the NFL came in Dolphins' training camp in 2012. (Ron Elkman/Getty Images) Chad Johnson's last stint in the NFL came in 2012 at Dolphins training camp. (Ron Elkman/Getty Images)

Six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Chad Johnson will work out for the Montral Alouettes of the Canadian Football League this week, Alouettes general manager Jim Popp said in a statement on Saturday, adding that contract talks between the sides "have escalated" recently.

Johnson, 36, tweeted late Friday that he would work out for the team in Vero Beach, Fla.

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Johnson had 11,059 receiving yards and 67 touchdowns in 11 NFL seasons, 10 with the Bengals and one with the Patriots in 2011. He was in training camp with the Dolphins in 2012 but was released after he was arrested for allegedly head-butting then-wife Evelyn Lozada.

He was released from jail last June after serving one week of a 30-day term for a probation violation.

Johnson, who had seven 1,000-yard seasons, would not be the first high profile player to suit up in the CFL. Ricky Williams played for the Toronto Argonauts in 2006 when he was suspended the entire NFL season for a marijuana violation. And wide receiver Andrew Hawkins, who was Johnson's teammate with the Bengals in 2009 and 2010, played for the Alouettes two seasons before making the NFL.

Montreal, which won the Grey Cup in 2009 and 2010, was 8-10 last season.

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