Chad Johnson In Philadelphia, But Eagles Shouldn't Have Interest

There’s was one heck of a rumor circulating around the streets of Philadelphia yesterday that former All-Pro wide receiver Chad Johnson is in Philadelphia. And as we have come to find out—that rumor is true.

Still, it’s unclear why Johnson is in Philadelphia. Maybe he’s here to meet up with a girl he met on Twitter—who knows? But one thing is for sure, he better not be here because the Eagles have interest in the 34-year-old.

Yeah, they’re banged up at receiver. DeSean Jackson is nursing a hamstring injury, Jeremy Maclin has hip issues, and Riley Cooper still hasn’t returned from a broken collarbone suffered during training camp. Even with that laundry list of injuries, bringing in Chad Johnson simply doesn’t make sense.

A once productive receiver, Johnson caught only 15 passes a season ago in a potent New England passing game. And though he praised his time in New England, Johnson spoke this offseason about being uncomfortable there, you know, because he couldn’t act like an idiot.

The Dolphins released Johnson last month after domestic violence charges for allegedly head-butting his wife.

Am I writing anything here that makes the signing of Johnson sound remotely attractive?

I’m all for second chances, but the headache and diminishing playmaking skills Johnson brings simply aren’t worth the headache at this point.

So if Johnson’s trip to Philadelphia is football related, here’s hoping it’s because the Soul have serious interest.

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  • Sean

    They didn’t throw him the ball in new england…and the dolphins coach is an idiot for releasing him, if you saw hardknocks you would understand. Michael Turner just had a DUI, guess the falcons should cut him, according to you.

  • Melissa T. Ward

    I think Chad in an Eagles uniform would be FANtastic!!!!

  • Replacement Refs

    I think they should…and while they are at it they could create a new division for the Eagles called the Convict/Thug division. Dog killers, wife beaters get contracts here, with the Eagles. The good thing is if the Eagles are the only team in this new division they will make the playoffs.