The Miami Dolphins have officially released wide receiver Chad Johnson just one day after he was arrested for allegedly headbutting his wife during an argument that started over the receipt on a box of condoms. The arrest has been confirmed by Jay Glazer of FOXSports.
Glazer tweeted that scouts cleaned out Johnson’s locker.
Johnson’s argument with his wife was his first off-the-field altercation, despite the 34-year old wide receiver being one of the most controversial players in the league, mostly for his appearance on social media. But it was apparently enough for the Dolphins to decide that Johnson’s tenure with their team is finished.
And his career is likely over as well. It took all offseason for a team to show interest in Johnson, who caught just 15 balls for 276 yards and a touchdown with the New England Patriots last season.
I doubt that any team is going to sign him just three weeks before the start of the NFL season, especially after his brush with the law. At best, I think he could be a serviceable number three wide receiver for a poor team.
The Dolphins also don’t owe any money to Johnson, whose one-year contract was fully non-guaranteed.
I predict that the veteran wide receiver does not ever play another snap in the National Football League.
In his career, which spanned 11 seasons, Johnson caught 766 passes for 11059 yards and 67 touchdowns. He was selected to six Pro Bowls throughout his career, which began when the Cincinnati Bengals drafted him in the second round of the 2001 NFL draft.
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