Chad Johnson to tryout for XFL as a... Kicker?


In breaking XFL news, the second go-around of the league started by WWE chairman Vince McMahon could be adding a former NFL star to the mix. 

Former Cincinnati Bengal star and Oregon State wide receiver Chad Johnson is getting a tryout with the XFL. But not as a pass-catcher, but as a placekicker. 

According to Johnson's Twitter account, he has a tryout next Monday in Houston. 

Johnson has big goals. As he stated, the hope would be to turn a successful XFL season into a chance to be a kicker in the NFL. 

Although it was in the preseason, Johnson does have a made extra point field goal on his resume. 

Johnson last played in the NFL in 2012 as a member of the New England Patriots. He spent one season in New England, after spending the previous ten in Cincinnati. For his career, Johnson caught 766 passes for 11,059 yards and 67 touchdowns. 

Here's to hoping the 42-year-old gets to add to that already impressive career.