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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.

CFL Punter Chris Milo Ties Record with 108-Yard Punt (Video)

In the NFL, punts that travel more than 50 yards are often described as “booming” kicks.  Do they even have a word to describe a punt that goes twice that distance?  Here at LBS, we just call it another one of the many amazing plays we’ve shown you over the years.  Check out this 108-yard punt that punter Chris Milo from the CFL ripped off recently, courtesy of Shutdown Corner:

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CFL Player Corey Banks Jacked Up by Goal Post (Video)

The CFL may need Roger Goodell to come in and make some changes.  Obviously the league is unsafe, and we all know Goodell doesn’t stand for shenanigans.  Then again, guys suffering nasty leg breaks and getting absolutely demolished by their opponents probably brings much-needed publicity to the league.  A hit like this might be illegal in the NFL, but it got us all talking.

One thing the CFL may actually want to consider changing is the position of its goal posts.  The NFL made the switch many years ago, and the reason for it should be pretty obvious.  If it is not, just check out this video of British Columbia’s Corey Banks getting jacked up by the goal post that Shutdown Corner shared with us.

The prosecution rests.

Watch this CFL Quarterback’s Helmet Pop Off After a Monster Sack (Video)

When it comes to big hits in football, it doesn’t get better than this one. This CFL quarterback learned the hard way that buckling one’s chin strap is probably a good idea:

The headline from that hit is what you would expect: Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce is banged up and may not play Sunday. Dude should just be happy if he can remember his address and how to wipe his butt after taking that hit. Brutal.

Thanks to Jimmy Traina for the video, and yes, we agree, that is the best sack ever.

Saskatchewan’s Leron Mitchell Breaks Leg During CFL Championship (Video)

It’s that time again.  Let’s file another clip under nasty injuries, shall we?  This time the unlucky entrant comes from the CFL.  Leron Mitchell of the Saskatchewan Roughriders had his leg snapped during a loss to the Montreal Alouettes in the CFL Championship game.  Considering his team lost and his leg was mangled, it’s probably safe to assume it was one of the roughest day’s Mitchell’s ever had.  Check out the Leron Mitchell CFL injury video, courtesy of Deadspin via YouTube user wetbanditsdotcom:

Kind of reminds me of that YouTube clip all my friends used to watch in middle school of that kick boxer snapping his leg clean in half while trying to kick his opponent in the leg.  Anyone?

Is This a Legal Hit in the NFL?

We know the CFL has fans who can drink and no fair catch rule, but I didn’t know they had guys who could lay the lumber like this.  The first thing I thought to myself when I saw the video of Chris Szarka getting jacked up in the CFL Bango Bowl was, “Would that hit fly in the NFL?”  With all the rules the NFL has come up with now, I’d be willing to guarantee the defensive player would get flagged for unnecessary roughness on this play.  Looks like he “launches himself at the receiver” to use NFL official terminology.  Check out the video from SI Hot Clicks:

CFL Fans Can Drink

It takes one man to casually catch a baseball in his beer cup and then chug the beer. It takes a group effort to make a massive chain out of empty beer cups and keep it together.  Apparently such a group effort is something that CFL fans won’t shy away from, as they recently constructed a stack of empty beer cups at a Winnipeg-Montreal game that had to have been 20 feet long. Check out the video of CFL fans stacking beer cups, courtesy of SI Hot Clicks:

I don’t know whats more impressive; the amount of beer they went through or the effort it took to hold this thing together. It takes some serious focus to keep something like this from falling apart and it looks like they had everyone on board. I’m hoping this isn’t a testament to the lack of excitement a CFL game brings, but either way bravo to them.

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