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Name  Chad Johnson
Born  1/9/1978
Height  6-1
Weight  192
College  Oregon State
4/17/2014 9:06:00 PM
Description: Former Patriots and Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson has caught on with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. SOURCE: CFL on Twitter
Insight: Johnson's days of playing in the NFL are over but his CFL days are just beginning. Ochocinco's last productive season came in 2009 when he logged 1,047 yards and 9 TD in 16 games for Cincinnati.
 
7/7/2013 10:35:00 AM
Description: Pro Football Zone's Paul Jackiewicz reports that free agent wide receiver Chad Johnson will work out for the Broncos sometime next week.
Insight: Johnson went viral last week by recording a video of himself sprinting at 24 mph on a treadmill. Even if he does make the Broncos, the artist formerly known as Ochocinco won't see many targets with Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker and Wes Welker ahead of him on the wide receiver depth chart.
 
6/17/2013 7:03:00 PM
Description: A week after beginning a 30-day sentence, former Bengals and Patriots wideout Chad Johnson was released from jail on Monday. SOURCE: Associated Press
Insight: Johnson apologized to the judge for joking around at his last court appearance. He hasn't caught a pass in the NFL since Super Bowl XLVI against the Giants.
 
6/10/2013 11:59:00 AM
Description: ABC is reporting that former All-Pro wide receiver Chad Johnson will spend 30 days in jail for violating probation and have his probation extended three additional months.
Insight: Johnson posted 1,000 or more receiving yards seven times, but has proven over the past few seasons that he's no longer a superstar on the playing field. Given the right situation he might be able to be a No. 3 guy, but whether that ever happens is now a huge question mark.
 
5/16/2013 9:09:00 PM
Description: A warrant has been issued for Chad Johnson's arrest. SOURCE: TMZ.com
Insight: Supposedly Johnson missed a meeting with his probation officer and now he could be facing jail time. We're guessing Ochocinco has played his final game in the NFL.
 
9/13/2012 1:05:00 PM
Description: Free agent wide receiver Chad Johnson was formally charged with domestic battery Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The domestic incident occurred at Johnson's home over a month ago.
Insight: Johnson, who was cut by the Miami Dolphins last month, could face up to a year in prison if found guilty. He probably won't attract interest from any NFL teams until his legal issues are resolved.
 
8/12/2012 9:05:00 PM
Description: According to NFL reporter Jay Glazer, the Dolphins have released Chad Johnson following his domestic violence arrest.
Insight: Johnson allegedly headbutted his wife Saturday night after a dispute. The receiver may have punched his ticket out of the NFL, considering the difficulty veteran Plaxico Burress has had finding a job. It will be tough sledding for whoever wins the Dolphins' QB job, since Davone Bess, Legedu Naanee and Brian Hartline figure to be the team's top receiving targets.
 
8/12/2012 11:12:00 AM
Description: Miami receiver Chad Johnson was arrested on domestic battery charges Saturday night following an argument with his wife.
Insight: Johnson was already skating on thin ice with head coach Joe Philbin because of some of the comments he made in the Dolphins' introductory press conference last week. Saturday's incident certainly won't help his standing with the team and it's very possible that management could go ahead and cut him following this latest transgression.
 
7/23/2012 7:38:00 PM
Description: The wide receiver formerly known as Chad Ochocinco has officially changed his name back to Chad Johnson.
Insight: Johnson (15 catches, 276 yards, one TD for the Patriots in 2011) averaged only 673.5 receiving yards per season under the Ochocinco moniker compared to 1,195 yards per season before the name change.
 
6/20/2012 12:15:00 PM
Description: According to head coach Joe Philbin, "We teach our offense in nine segments, and he (Chad Ochocinco) missed seven of them, and that's 78 percent that he missed, so he's behind a little bit."
Insight: Sound familiar? If Ochocinco is dedicated and learns the Dolphins offense there is certainly a chance that he can contribute in 2012, but is appears that he hasn't gotten off to a very good start. Stay tuned.
 
6/11/2012 9:12:00 PM
Description: Wide receiver Chad Ochocinco agreed to a one-year deal with the Dolphins on Monday.
Insight: Ochocinco had a poor season for the Patriots last year but maybe he'll fare better now that he's back in the city he grew up in. The Dolphins don't have much wide receiving depth so he's sure to have a much bigger role in Miami's offense than he did last year playing in New England.
 
6/10/2012 1:20:00 PM
Description: Free agent wide receiver Chad Ochocinco will work out for the Dolphins next week.
Insight: There won't be nearly as much competition for targets in Miami as there was in New England, so that's a plus. Still, Ochocinco is coming off a horrible season (15 catches, 276 yards, one TD) and you wonder if he still has the skillset to be an elite fantasy wide receiver. We should know whether or not Miami is a realistic destination for Ochocinco soon, so stay tuned.
 
6/8/2012 5:44:00 PM
Description: Wide receiver Chad Ochocinco didn't have the "football I.Q." to succeed with New England, the Boston Globe reports, citing multiple sources.
Insight: Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe wrote, "The Patriots would literally tell him to run a route a certain way, and a minute later he would run it the other way. It happened all the time." Perhaps New England should have realized how Ochocinco was before they acquired him to play in its precision- and timing-based offense. This is better news than if it was deemed that he just couldn't play anymore, because at least now he may be able to catch on with a team that can put up with his freelancing ways on the football field.
 
6/7/2012 5:00:00 PM
Description: Chad Ochocinco has been released by the Patriots.
Insight: Ochocinco had almost no impact on the fantasy scene in 2011 (15 catches, 276 yards, one touchdown) and his fantasy prospects going forward don't look very promising regardless of what team he ends up signing with.
 
3/25/2012 6:57:00 PM
Description: Chad Ochocinco has restructured his contract with the Patriots.
Insight: It seems like Ochocinco is committed to learning New England's offense. If he learns the plays, Bill Belichick will likely give Ochocinco more opportunities to play next season. That doesn't necessarily mean he'll be able to help your fantasy team though. Ochocinco will be competing for targets with Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd, Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, Deion Branch and Anthony Gonzalez next season.
 
3/23/2012 8:21:00 PM
Description: ESPN's Adam Schefter says Chad Ochocinco will return to the Patriots next season. SOURCE: ESPN Boston
Insight: Ochocinco was a colossal fantasy bust in 2011, hauling in just 15 passes for 276 yards. Schefter says Ochocinco plans on thoroughly studying the Patriots' playbook during the offseason but even if he does that, it's still debatable how much of a role he'll play in 2012. Right now, New England already has 10 receivers under contract, so the competition for playing time will be fierce.
 
11/8/2011 3:11:00 PM
Description: The Boston Globe's Greg Bedard confirms that Chad Ochocinco is "not going anywhere" following the release of Albert Haynesworth on Tuesday. Source: Greg Bedard via Twitter
Insight: He and Tom Brady got into on Sunday, and played in just 18 of the offensive snaps for the Pats. There's no upside here for fantasy purposes, so continue to leave him on the wire.
 
7/28/2011 5:41:00 PM
Description: WR Chad Ochocinco has been traded to the New England Patriots for a sixth-round and seventh-round pick, according to a report on Local12 TV in Cincinnati. SOURCE: CBS SPORTS
Insight: WR Chad Ochocinco has been traded to the New England Patriots for a sixth-round and seventh-round pick, according to a report on Local12 TV in Cincinnati. SOURCE: CBS SPORTS This does a number of things in the fantasy world. First off, it basically assures A.J. Green of a starting role in Cincinnati this season. It also helps the fantasy value of Jordan Shipley and Jerome Simpson. For the Patriots, Brandon Tate's value takes a hit and his projections will be adjusted accordingly. Secondly, it really opens things up for Wes Welker over the middle to the point he might be a 100-catch guy again this year.
 
5/24/2011 2:42:00 PM
Description: According to a team source, the Falcons will not pursue Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco after he's released. SOURCE: FOX SPORTS
Insight: Ocho wants to be reunited with former Bengals OC Bob Bratkowski, who is now Atlanta's QBs coach, but it "aint happenin." After trading up to the top-10 for Julio Jones, the Falcons have no need for a distraction.
 
4/27/2011 11:31:00 AM
Description: Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco tweeted Tuesday that his "time is up" in Cincinnati. SOURCE: TWITTER
Insight: "Marvin Lewis hurt my feelings." Aww poor baby. Lewis has showed no qualms about letting everyone know his feelings about Ocho's attitude since the season ended. It now all depends on what owner Mike Brown decides to do.