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Which NFL Team Should Give Chad Johnson A Call Now That He’s Been Cut By The Miami Dolphins?

Submitted by on August 14, 2012 – 10:07 amOne Comment

Chad Johnson has landed in hot water a number of times in the past for some of the crazy stunts he’s pulled. But, he’s never been in trouble like this before.

Over the weekend, the Miami Dolphins wide receiver was arrested outside the Florida home that he shares with his wife Evelyn Lozada and hit with domestic violence charges after he allegedly head-butted Lozada. Police claim he did so after she confronted him about a receipt for a box of condoms that she found in the trunk of one of the couple’s cars. And, while we still don’t know all the details surrounding the incident, we do know at least one thing: The player-formely-known-as-Ochocinco will no longer be playing for the Dolphins. They cut him on Sunday shortly after finding out about the incident.

Right now, we’re sure Johnson is focused on trying to get his personal affairs in order. But, sometime in the near future, he’s going to have to test the free agent market and see whether or not he’s going to play in the NFL next season. We’re not sure if there will be any takers for him. But, if there are, we wouldn’t be surprised at all to hear that it was one of these teams:

1. New York Jets

Although Rex Ryan & Co. have already come out and said that they will not pursue Johnson, we wouldn’t be surprised in the least if they threw their name into the ring sometime later this offseason. Their wide receiving core leaves a lot to be desired. Mark Sanchez needs all the help that he can get. And, Ryan doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who would turn down the chance to give a guy an opportunity to redeem himself, provided he can still play.

2. Seattle Seahawks

If you can run a route and catch a pass, the Seahawks seem willing to give you a chance to tryout for them. How else can you explain them working Terrell Owens out last week—and signing him to a one-year deal almost on the spot? TO and Johnson do have a history together that didn’t work out as well as they probably would have liked. But, who knows? Seahawks coach Pete Carroll seems willing to do whatever it takes to win right now—even if that means giving Johnson a look.

3. Dallas Cowboys

The ‘Boys are already having some legal issues with their WR Dez Bryant. So, we wouldn’t necessarily count on them taking Johnson. But, Dallas owner Jerry Jones has been known to take risks on talented players in the past (hi, Pacman Jones). If the team’s leading receiver Miles Austin struggles to stay healthy like he did last year, we wouldn’t be surprised at all to see the Cowboys give Johnson a look.

4. St. Louis Rams

Did anyone else see the Rams get annihilated by the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday afternoon? That was ugly. And, it’s pretty clear that St. Louis will need all the help they can get this season if they have any chance of winning more than three or four games. Could Johnson help them? Well, it couldn’t hurt. And, with veteran head coach Jeff Fisher coaching the team now, you’d have to think that they’d at least consider it, right?

5. Oakland Raiders

If Al Davis was still alive, this would be a no-brainer. Johnson’s contract would probably already be in the mail (in fact, the Raiders probably would have contacted Johnson before the Dolphins did!). But, we still wouldn’t put it past them to add Johnson to their roster. They’re sort of an afterthought in the AFC West now and, by adding Johnson, they’d at least be back in the national spotlight.

So, where do you think Chad Johnson will end up playing this season? Or, better yet, do you think he’ll play at all? Let us know.

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