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Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:08:17 -0700
Free-agent WR Chad Johnson (Patriots) said Tuesday, Oct. 22, that he "would love the opportunity to go out the right way," and get a chance to try to make a team in camp, but he also admitted that the odds are slim.
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 18:12:40 -0700
Free-agent WR Chad Johnson (Patriots) was visiting Detroit Lions practice Friday, Aug. 2, but he is in Michigan for his daughter's track meet, not to try out for the team.
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 10:08:04 -0700
Free-agent WR Chad Johnson (Dolphins) was released from jail after serving seven days of a 30-day sentence for violating probation of his domestic violence conviction. Johnson expressed that he learned his lesson.
"I think that Judge McHugh was able to get me do something many people have tried to get me to do for a long time: slow down, just at life in general," Johnson said. "She was able to get me to do that, maybe not in the best circumstances for those on the outside but I see being able to sit down and think about life and where I'm going from this point was probably on one of the best things that could happen to me right now. You have to understand, I haven't had any chances because I've never been in any trouble before. I've done nothing wrong ever," Johnson added. "This is my first time being in trouble with the legal system. My trouble in the past has been having fun entertaining fans when it came to playing the game of football so this is all new to me."
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 09:47:50 -0700
Free-agent WR Chad Johnson (Dolphins) was released from jail in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Monday, June 17, after he apologized for his inappropriate behavior during a court hearing the previous week. Broward County Circuit Judge Kathleen McHugh cut his 30-day sentence after hearing his apology but ordered him to perform 25 hours of community service and attend twice-a-week domestic violence counseling sessions as part of his probation, which she extended three months from its initial sentence, through mid-October.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson will try catching on with an NFL team but is a long shot to offer fantasy value in 2013.
Sun, 16 Jun 2013 15:45:42 -0700
Free-agent NFL WR Terrell Owens (Seahawks) visited free-agent WR Chad Johnson (Dolphins) in jail. Owens said Johnson is in good spirits and that seeing him incarcerated was a humbling experience for Owens.
Mon, 10 Jun 2013 09:50:57 -0700
Free-agent WR Chad Johnson was sentenced to 30 days in jail Monday, June 10, for a probation violation in his domestic violence case. His legal side had reached a deal with prosecutors for community service and counseling instead of jail time. After a deal was supposedly in place, he was asked by the judge whether he approved of his lawyer, and Johnson then gave his lawyer a tap on the backside, in the football parlance of approval. This angered the judge, who insisted Johnson wasn't taking the proceedings seriously before rescinding the plea deal and handing down the jail sentence.
Fantasy Tip: Regardless of how this ends, his personal problems may derail any chance of returning to the NFL for the 2013 season. Even if he does, fantasy owners shouldn't rush to test whether he can still be effective.
Fri, 07 Jun 2013 11:45:52 -0700
Free-agent WR Chad Johnson (Patriots) said he would like to play in the NFL again and finish his career off the right way. "I'm going to be OK," Johnson said. "I'm OK now, but I put myself in this situation and I have to deal with everything. With life, I'm at peace with everything. I would love to finish my career off the right way. If it happens, I'm not sure. But I would like to."
Mon, 20 May 2013 08:23:19 -0700
Free-agent WR Chad Johnson (Dolphins) was arrested in Florida for violating his probation. He failed to report to his probation officer on two occasions and failed to show proof of enrollment in a domestic violence education class.
Thu, 16 May 2013 14:10:22 -0700
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of free-agent WR Chad Johnson (Dolphins) because he violated several terms of his probation, according to the Broward Sherriff's Office. He failed to meet with probation specialists and failed to show proof of enrollment and completion of the "Batterers Intervention Program."
Wed, 03 Oct 2012 06:45:34 -0700
The New York Jets are not expected to sign veteran free-agent WRs Chad Johnson (Dolphins) or Terrell Owens (Seahawks) because they do not want to add a player that could serve as gasoline on the fire for the New York tabloids. The Jets care very much about what the media thinks.
Fri, 21 Sep 2012 11:25:16 -0700
Free-agent WR Chad Johnson (Dolphins) received a year's worth of probation after pleading no contest to a domestic violence charge involving his wife. Johnson's wife, Evelyn Lozada, has filed for a divorce, and that was finalized earlier this week.
Tue, 18 Sep 2012 13:46:34 -0700
The Philadelphia Eagles are not conducting a workout with free-agent WR Chad Johnson (Dolphins).
Thu, 13 Sep 2012 17:16:34 -0700
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said the team is not interested in signing free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Jets), WR Chad Johnson (Dolphins) or WR Terrell Owens (Seahawks) because none of them fit the team at this point.
Thu, 13 Sep 2012 06:43:32 -0700
As of right now, there is zero interest around the NFL in free-agent WRs Terrell Owens (Seahawks) and Chad Johnson (Dolphins).
Wed, 12 Sep 2012 04:42:16 -0700
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said he would not rule out the possibility of signing free-agent WR Chad Johnson (Dolphins) as the team decides whether to add another receiver to the roster. "If he fits that category, then I wouldn't rule anything out," Allen said.
Wed, 15 Aug 2012 17:16:55 -0700
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said the team has not had any conversations about the possibility of pursuing free-agent WR Chad Johnson (Dolphins).
Wed, 15 Aug 2012 08:03:38 -0700
Free-agent WR Chad Johnson (Dolphins) looked solid in Miami Dolphins training camp, but he didn't look that good. He was still an aging receiver who struggled to separate from tight coverage.
Wed, 15 Aug 2012 06:25:02 -0700
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said the team has no interest in signing free-agent WR Chad Johnson (Dolphins). "No, I think we're pretty well settled with what we're doing here," Carroll said. "That's not going to happen here. No."
Mon, 13 Aug 2012 08:19:06 -0700
Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin said his decision to release WR Chad Johnson Sunday, Aug. 12, was not based on one incident. "With any type of these decisions, it was not an easy one," Philbin said. "It was not reactive nor was it based on one single incidence."
Mon, 13 Aug 2012 06:05:13 -0700
Miami Dolphins LB Karlos Dansby said he is upset the team did not stand behind free-agent WR Chad Johnson (Dolphins) following a domestic dispute. "I hate that we didn't stand behind him," Dansby said. "I know the guys in the locker room would. But the organization felt a totally different way about the situation, and they probably had more information than we know. And they had to do what they had to do."
Mon, 13 Aug 2012 05:07:55 -0700
The New York Jets are not expected to pursue free-agent WR Chad Johnson (Dolphins), even though the team is looking to add a veteran receiver.
Sun, 12 Aug 2012 17:40:19 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Miami Dolphins released WR Chad Johnson Sunday, Aug. 12. The release comes on the heels of an arrest for an alleged domestic violence incident over the weekend.
Sat, 11 Aug 2012 18:41:31 -0700
Miami Dolphins WR Chad Johnson was arrested Saturday, Aug. 11, and charged with domestic violence.
Thu, 09 Aug 2012 07:08:21 -0700
Miami Dolphins WR Chad Johnson said he is no longer speaking to the media after receiving a stern warning from head coach Joe Philbin for his outspoken manner and penchant for profanity. "I don't do media anymore," Johnson said as he walked past reporters.
Mon, 06 Aug 2012 08:13:20 -0700
Miami Dolphins WR Brian Hartline (calf) could be in jeopardy of earning a roster spot if he does not begin practicing soon. Head coach Joe Philbin is on record as saying he doesn't owe the returning veterans anything but a chance to compete for a roster spot. WRs Chad Johnson and Legedu Naanee were also impressive during the team's weekend scrimmage and could be pushing Hartline for jobs.
Sat, 04 Aug 2012 07:37:46 -0700
Miami Dolphins WR Chad Johnson worked with the special teams unit during practice Friday, Aug. 3. First, he worked as a gunner on the punt coverage team. Johnson then handled reps as a punt returner and kick returner.
Thu, 02 Aug 2012 07:31:02 -0700
Miami Dolphins WR Chad Johnson said he has no doubt he can recapture the form that made him a perennial Pro Bowl receiver with the Cincinnati Bengals. "Why? Because I'm good," Johnson said. "I'm really good. The odds have been stacked against me since 1978. I had a bad year. Finally. I handled my business for a decade straight. I hit an obstacle. I didn't complain. I didn't become a distraction. I took a bullet, worked this offseason, I'm here, still working. I'm not complaining. I'll be back to normal. I don't have a choice."
Sun, 29 Jul 2012 17:50:03 -0700
Miami Dolphins WR Chad Johnson has impressed head coach Joe Philbin at the start of training camp. "He's very serious. He's very passionate about what he does. We like his work ethic, the energy, the enthusiasm that he brings," Philbin noted.
Sat, 28 Jul 2012 05:47:07 -0700
Outside of one dropped pass, Miami Dolphins WR Chad Johnson has looked very good early on in training camp.
Fri, 27 Jul 2012 21:09:06 -0700
Miami Dolphins WRs Davone Bess and Chad Johnson opened as the starting wide receivers in the team's first practice Friday, July 27. WR Legedu Naanee was also working with the first unit.
Wed, 25 Jul 2012 05:45:12 -0700
Miami Dolphins WR Chad Johnson said he expects to have a rebound season in 2012, primarily because he is no longer being muzzled. "My personality was controlled last year (in New England)," Johnson said. "You didn't hear me at all last year. Zero. Zilch. When my mouth is running, it forces me to perform. It's never been vindictive. I never got anybody in trouble ... One of the things I like about being here, that's so refreshing, and is such a weight off my back, is I can be me, whatever that entails. When I can be me, I am loose. Everything just flows for me. Whether it's the style of play, the way I learn."
Mon, 23 Jul 2012 08:07:31 -0700
Miami Dolphins WR Chad Ochocinco was in a courthouse Monday, July 23, for a hearing finalizing a process that allowed him to legally change his name back to Johnson. He originally changed his name to Ochocinco in 2008.
Sun, 22 Jul 2012 11:28:22 -0700
Miami Dolphins WR Chad Ochocinco is expected to make the final roster unless he has trouble learning the offense during training camp.
Thu, 12 Jul 2012 06:45:08 -0700
Miami Dolphins WR Chad Ochocinco might still have a burst of speed at age 34; however, he lacks discipline at the receiver position, according to one longtime general manager. "His best asset is his ability to get separation on routes," the general manager said. "But you want a disciplined receiver to be in the right spots, and that's not what this guy is. I would not have touched him. His personality issues are not going to change. I don't know if he's ever going to get it."
Wed, 11 Jul 2012 21:07:33 -0700
Miami Dolphins WR Chad Ochocinco looked good in offseason workouts, making a few acrobatic catches. However, the key is how quickly he will be able to learn the offense after having just four and a half weeks to study, all the while getting married and having a reality television show at the same time. One longtime NFL general manager had good and bad words on Ochocinco. "His best asset is his ability to get separation on routes," the anonymous GM said. "But you want a disciplined receiver to be in the right spots, and that's not what this guy is. I would not have touched him. His personality issues are not going to change. I don't know if he's ever going to get it."
Tue, 03 Jul 2012 14:32:43 -0700
Miami Dolphins WR Chad Ochocinco said Tuesday, July 3, that he plans to play in the NFL for several more seasons. "I'm going to play 'til I'm 40 years old, and this year I'm going to show the world I can," Ochocinco said.
Sun, 24 Jun 2012 10:41:18 -0700
Miami Dolphins WR Chad Ochocinco told the team before they sign him that he has problems learning the New England Patriots playbook.
Wed, 20 Jun 2012 05:43:22 -0700
Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin acknowledged WR Chad Ochocinco needs to get caught up on the team's playbook after signing late in the offseason. "We teach our offense in nine segments, and he missed seven of them, and that's 78 percent that he missed, so he's behind a little bit," Philbin said.
Tue, 19 Jun 2012 12:52:43 -0700
Miami Dolphins WR Chad Ochocinco looked in shape and impressive during organized team activities Tuesday, June 19, while working with the second team offense. "He definitely has a lot of ability left," rookie QB Ryan Tannehill said. "Today was the first day he really flashed."
Wed, 13 Jun 2012 09:03:57 -0700
The Miami Dolphins announced WR Chad Ochocinco will wear jersey No. 85.
Tue, 12 Jun 2012 13:43:51 -0700
Miami Dolphins WR Chad Ochocinco will receive the veteran's minimum of $925,000 for his one-year deal. However, he can double that figure to just over $2 million through incentives, but he'll need to haul in 80 catches in order to do so. He caught only 15 balls last year. There is no guaranteed money in the deal.
Mon, 11 Jun 2012 17:39:27 -0700
The Miami Dolphins signed free-agent WR Chad Ochocinco (Patriots) to a one-year deal Monday, June 11.
Mon, 11 Jun 2012 10:02:27 -0700
Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin said the team recently worked out free-agent WR Chad Ochocinco (Patriots).
Mon, 11 Jun 2012 06:54:58 -0700
Free-agent WR Chad Ochocinco's (Patriots) camp is optimistic that there's genuine interest from the Miami Dolphins, who will work out the veteran wideout. The Dolphins have signed some of the players they worked out this offseason but passed on several others.
Sat, 09 Jun 2012 11:45:15 -0700
The Miami Dolphins are scheduled to work out free-agent WR Chad Ochocinco (Patriots) next week.
Sat, 09 Jun 2012 11:43:08 -0700
The Buffalo Bills could have interest in signing free-agent WR Chad Ochocinco (Patriots).
Sat, 09 Jun 2012 11:41:48 -0700
The St. Louis Rams, Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens, Oakland Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars are not interested in signing free-agent WR Chad Ochocinco (Patriots).
Sat, 09 Jun 2012 09:13:09 -0700
Free-agent WR Chad Ochocinco (Patriots) prefers to sign with the Miami Dolphins this offseason. Ochocinco is expected to sign with a team at some point next week.
Sat, 09 Jun 2012 08:49:28 -0700
Free-agent WR Chad Ochocinco (Patriots) never knew how to run his routes properly during his short tenure with the New England Patriots. Coaches would instruct Ochocinco on how to run a route, only to have him forget minutes later. He made strides late in the year, but with new offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels taking over for Bill O'Brien, Ochocinco was behind the curve again this offseason.
Sat, 09 Jun 2012 07:45:42 -0700
Free-agent WR Chad Ochocinco (Patriots) hinted via Twitter that he has received interest from teams. "Wow, that was fast. I love life," Ochocinco said. When asked if Ochocinco is headed somewhere, a source replied, "Not yet."