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Published: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 @ 4:19 PM
By: Marcus Hartman
— 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.
The opportunity to kick in the XFL has presented itself, i must tryout Monday in Houston, I’m excited as hell & I’m sure all will go well 🙏🏿— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) January 14, 2020
Pretty far fetched but imagine me being consistent during an XFL season & getting a chance at a 53 man roster in the NFL, even i don’t make it just being able to compete for a spot at a entirely different position will be so riveting 🙂— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) January 14, 2020
Suiting up for the Bengals from 2001-10, he was part of the first resurgence of the franchise under Marvin Lewis.
The speedy receiver led the AFC in receiving yards four times and won the NFL receiving crown in 2006.
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.
I'm available & enjoy pressure situations... pic.twitter.com/BhdXCpnWw9— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) November 20, 2016