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Former Cincinnati Bengals Great Chad Johnson Wants to Play Again

Steve Mitchell-US Presswire

Chad Johnson is the greatest wide receiver in Cincinnati Bengals history. Johnson, mostly known for his flamboyant attitude and selfish ways, backed up his trash talk more times than not when he was in Cincinnati.

However, he hasn’t been the same since leaving the Bengals. The six-time pro bowler was merely a role-player in his one-season with the New England Patriots. His stay with the Miami Dolphins was even shorter, as he was released during training camp.

Johnson, who set plenty of Bengals records in Cincinnati, had 751 receptions, 10,783 yards and 66 touchdowns during his 10-year tenure in the Queen City. Now, he is looking for a second chance in the NFL.

Johnson told CSNHouston.com that he wants to play again, and mentioned the Houston Texans as a potential landing spot.

“I think I’ve been very good to the NFL and for the NFL over a number of years, making the game fun and exciting,” Johnson said.  “But I did mess up; you know I messed up once. I made my bed and have to lay in it. Some people are given second chances, some people aren’t. I think at this point I’ve learned my lesson.”

It remains to be seen if the Texans are interested in Johnson. But, he was well liked in Cincinnati and surely Bengals fans are rooting for him as he attempts to get back into the NFL. Players who have something left in the tank usually get a second chance. It’s just a matter of getting a chance to prove he can still play.