Montreal, Canada (4E Sports) – Former Cincinnati Bengals standout Chad Johnson made his CFL debut with the Montreal Alouettes in a preseason finale loss to the Ottawa RedBlacks, 26-10 Friday at Percival Molson Stadium.
He caught one pass for 13 yards in the first half from former NFL quarterback Troy Smith.
Johnson admitted he was a little sloppy and needs a lot of work but didn’t make an issue about the CFL field, which is 150 yards long and 65 yards wide, as opposed to 120 yards long and 53.33 yards wide in the NFL.
“Even though the field is wider, the dimensions are a little different, it didn’t seem much different at all,” he said.
He added that he was not yet at the level where he was having fun but felt good to be on the field again.
The Alouettes open the season Thursday against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Johnson caught 766 passes for 11,059 yards and 67 touchdowns in 11 NFL seasons with the Bengals and New England Patriots.