Chad Johnson receives work permit for Alouettes job

Andy Lyons

Chad Johnson will get a chance to play professional football for the Montreal Alouettes.

Chad Johnson's fall from grace is well known. After being traded away from Cincinnati, Johnson was a flop in New England, and then was cut in training camp the following year with the Miami Dolphins.

Now, he will officially get a chance to end his professional football career on a good note.

Johnson, who signed a 2-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League in April, was finally granted a work permit to work in Canada according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com.

Johnson's deal in Canada is worth around $70,000 this season and doesn't include any incentives. He helped revive a Bengals franchise that was irrelevant for well over a decade.

The 36-year-old Johnson will join the Alouettes for training camp starting on June 6th. They went 8-10 last season.

Johnson started 132 games, had 751 receptions for 10,783 yards and caught 66 touchdowns during his 10 seasons in the Queen City.

Love him or hate him, Johnson did a lot for the Bengals franchise, and seeing him get one final shot at playing professional football is good to see.

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