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Dolphins cut Chad Johnson


Well, it was fun while it lasted.

Receiver Chad Johnson’s stint with the Dolphins has ended. A league source tells PFT that the Dolphins have decided to cut the veteran wideout.

The news was first reported by Jay Glazer of

It didn’t happen because of poor performance (although based on Johnson’s performance in the preseason opener it may have, eventually). It happened because Johnson was arrested on Saturday night for head-butting the woman he married nearly a month ago.

The move comes not long after coach Joe Philbin said he hadn’t spoken to Johnson but planned to, sooner rather that later. Per the source, Philbin and Johnson met before Johnson was cut.

It’s unknown whether and to what extent any portion of the meeting was captured by the Hard Knocks cameras and microphones.

At least we now know conclusively the answer to the two question marks on the back of that Hall of Fame blazer Johnson once wore on Monday Night Football. With Chad likely out of chances in the NFL, he’ll make it to Canton in 20whenhellfreezesover.