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Cincinnati Bengals: Chad Johnson making a pro football comeback?

Published: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 @ 4:19 PM

CINCINNATI - NOVEMBER 21: Chad Ochocinco #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals watches the final minute of the Bengals 49-31 loss to the Buffalo Bills at Paul Brown Stadium on November 21, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI - NOVEMBER 21: Chad Ochocinco #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals watches the final minute of the Bengals 49-31 loss to the Buffalo Bills at Paul Brown Stadium on November 21, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)(Contributing Writer)

A Cincinnati Bengals great wants back on the football field. 

Chad Johnson, the three-time All-Pro receiver who last played in the NFL in 2011, announced Tuesday he will be trying out for the XFL — as a kicker. 

Suiting up for the Bengals from 2001-10, he was part of the first resurgence of the franchise under Marvin Lewis. 

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The speedy receiver led the AFC in receiving yards four times and won the NFL receiving crown in 2006. 

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Johnson is a well-known soccer fan who famously dabbled in kicking even when he was still a star receiver for the Bengals. 

He actually served as the team’s kicker in a preseason game after regular kicker Shayne Graham was injured and made a PAT kick.

Johnson also offered to kick for the team in 2016 when Mike Nugent was mired in a slump. 

He remains the team’s all-time leading receiver with 751 catches for 10,783 yards and 66 touchdowns.