MONTREAL - The Montreal Alouettes are courting former NFL star Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson.
Johnson broke the news on his Twitter feed Friday night, telling his followers that he will attend the Alouettes mini-camp in Florida on Tuesday.
"We do expect to meet with Chad Johnson and work him out in Vero Beach, Fla., this week," Alouettes general manager Jim Popp said in a statement released on Saturday. "Talks did take place and have escalated over the last week."
Johnson was a second round draft pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2001. The six-time Pro Bowler played for the Bengals and the New England Patriots. In 2012 Johnson signed with the Miami Dolphins, but was released prior to the start of the season after being arrested on a domestic violence charge.
Johnson scored 67 touchdowns in his 11-year NFL career.