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Report: Chad Johnson to work out for CFL’s Alouettes

Chad-Johnson-DolphinsChad Johnson has likely played his last snap in the NFL, but that does not mean his football career is over. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the former Miami Dolphins wide receiver is scheduled to work out for the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes this week.

“Talks did take place (and) have escalated over the last week,” Alouettes general manager Jim Popp told Rapoport.

The Alouettes are the team Marc Trestman coached for five seasons and led to four division titles before becoming the head coach of the Chicago Bears. They are also the same CFL team that once held the rights to Tim Tebow while his NFL career was in limbo.

After spending seven days in jail last year for infuriating a judge with a playful butt slap in court, Johnson said that he wanted another shot in the NFL. No team was willing to sign him and he has not caught a pass in the NFL since his disappointing 2011 season with the New England Patriots.

Despite not having played in more than two years, Johnson is still just 36 years old. Assuming he has kept in shape, it’s not out of the question that he could contribute in the CFL.

Teddy Bridgewater reportedly struggling in his private workouts

Teddy Bridgewater LouisvilleTeddy Bridgewater already had a shaky pro day according to some evaluators, and the NFL draft prospect’s private workouts apparently have not gone much better.

According to Rotoworld, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported Friday that Bridgewater’s private workouts with NFL teams “have also gone very shakily.” Mortensen says Bridgewater’s private passing sessions with teams have been underwhelming.

One concern teams apparently have is the small size of Teddy’s hands. One of the prospects competing with Bridgewater for the top draft spot is Johnny Manziel. Though Manziel is not tall, he has large hands.

Bridgewater has been considered to be in the mix for the top overall pick, along with Manziel and Blake Bortles. He was extremely accurate at Louisville, completing at least 64.5 percent of his passes each season since his freshman year. He improved his completion percentage each season and topped out at 71 percent last season, while producing 31 touchdowns and just four interceptions.

Bridgewater is listed at 6-foot-3 and 196 pounds. I don’t think he’ll be the top overall pick in the draft, but I anticipate that he’ll be selected in the first 40 picks.

Darnell Dockett has cut down on strip club spending

Darnell-Dockett-CardinalsArizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett loves to get weird on Twitter. He’s always talking about sexual stuff and sharing bizarre stories, so it’s no surprise that the dude loves going to strip clubs. However, he has apparently cut back on the spending.

On Thursday, Dockett shared some random thoughts on Twitter about going to the strip clip. He claims he used to make it rain but now he only spends about $50 per visit.

This is the same guy who was in need of some serious, serious loving on Christmas a couple of years ago, so I’m surprised he can even contain himself at a strip joint. He must no longer be the dancers’ favorite client.

Colin Kaepernick rips TMZ sexual assault report

Colin-Kaepernick-flexingTMZ was the first to report on Thursday that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is being investigated for sexual assault over an alleged incident that took place in Miami. When the actual police report was later shared by The Sacramento Bee, nothing was mentioned about sexual assault. Instead, police said they were investigating a “suspicious incident.”

TMZ later clarified their report by acknowledging that police used the term “suspicious incident” but noted that it is clear an alleged sex crime is being investigated because the case was referred to the Special Victim’s Office. On Friday morning, Kaepernick took to Twitter to blast TMZ.

Kaepernick and two other NFL players, Quinton Patton and Ricardo Lockette, reportedly hung out at Lockette’s apartment with a woman who claims she had a previous sexual relationship with Kaepernick. She claimed she had a few drinks and felt lightheaded, so she went to a bedroom with Kaepernick. While she said she did not have sex with Kaepernick, the woman woke up in a hospital bed the next morning and claimed she did not remember how she got there.

Kaepernick’s agent Scott Smith also addressed the allegations on Friday.

“We stand by Colin 100% and are fully confident that the truth will be evident once the facts come to light regarding this matter,” Smith said, via Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports. “Thank you for supporting Colin.”

H/T Pro Football Talk

Johnny Manziel reportedly had highest Wonderlic score of top QBs

Johnny ManzielJohnny Manziel comes across as somewhat of a knucklehead for some of his off-field behavior, but he might actually be more intelligent than you think.

According to former NFL scout John Middlekauff, Manziel had the highest Wonderlic score among the top quarterback prospects in the 2014 NFL draft class.

Middlekauff also says coaches have raved about Manziel’s intelligence:

Middlekauff says the average Wonderlic score for a starting quarterback in 2012 was 29 and that anything above 30 is considered outstanding. He says Manziel scored above both figures.

There will continue to be a debate about Johnny Football. Some feel he is a character risk and not suited to lead an NFL franchise. Others feel he is a special player and want him as their quarterback.

We’re sure when draft day comes that someone will take him in the top 10. We wouldn’t be surprised if the Texans took him first overall. And if you want my opinion, it’s not his character or intelligence that has me worried; it’s whether he will be durable enough for the league.

Report: Colin Kaepernick being investigated for sexual assault

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Colin Kaepernick is reportedly being investigated for sexual assault. According to TMZ, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback was involved in an alleged incident that took place at the Viceroy Hotel in Miami earlier this month.

Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee later reported that police are investigating what they called a “suspicious incident” involving Kaepernick and two other NFL players, 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton and Seattle Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette. The police report states that the incident took place on April 1.

A woman claims she went to Lockette’s apartment at 9 p.m. and Kaepernick and Patton were there. She was reportedly told that if she wanted to drink shots that were made “she had to ‘hit’ the bong which contained marijuana.” The woman claimed she felt lightheaded and went to a bedroom with Kaepernick, whom she had a sexual relationship with in the past. She claimed that she and Kaepernick did not have sex and that Patton and Lockette peaked in the bedroom and she told them to get out.

The woman went on to say she woke up in a hospital bed the next morning and did not remember how she got there. As Barrows noted, the police report did not mention sexual assault.

TMZ’s sources said that Kaepernick hung out with a wedding party at the Viceroy pool over the weekend and one member of the group said he was extremely kind and “made the bride’s weekend.”

The 49ers acknowledged the report on Thursday morning.

“The 49ers organization is aware of the recent media report regarding Colin Kaepernick and is in the process of gathering the pertinent facts,” general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement.

We’ll have updates as they become available.

AJ McCarron blames TV show on wife Katherine Webb

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AJ McCarron is aware that being involved in a reality TV show does not look good to NFL teams ahead of the draft, so he’s doing his best to pin the blame for it on his future wife.

After a report came out on Wednesday saying that McCarron and fiance Katherine Webb are filming a reality show for a to-be-determined network, the former Alabama quarterback sent this tweet:

McCarron should be defensive about this whole thing. The idea that he’s doing a reality show creates the perception that he’s interested in being on TV and a celebrity rather than playing quarterback.

If someone proposed the idea to them that they should document their life for the potential to shop it to networks, then AJ is as much to blame as Katherine. This definitely is creating a lot of questions for AJ that he probably would prefer not to have to answer.