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CFL’s Montreal Alouettes sign Chad Johnson to 2-year contract

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2012 file photo, Chad Johnson, center, leaves Broward County Jail in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  Johnson will serve 30 days in jail after violating probation in a domestic violence case involving his then-wife, TV reality star Evelyn Lozada. A plea deal that called for no jail time fell apart Monday, June 10, 2013 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Photo by Jeff Daly/Invision/AP, File)

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2012 file photo, Chad Johnson, center, leaves Broward County Jail in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Johnson will serve 30 days in jail after violating probation in a domestic violence case involving his then-wife, TV reality star Evelyn Lozada. A plea deal that called for no jail time fell apart Monday, June 10, 2013 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Photo by Jeff Daly/Invision/AP, File)

MONTREAL – Former NFL star Chad Johnson is heading to the Canadian Football League.

The 36-year-old receiver signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes.

Johnson attended the Alouettes’ mini-camp this week in Florida.

The former Pro Bowler last appeared in an NFL game during the 2011 season with New England.

Johnson, who once changed his last name to Ochocinco, is 30th on the NFL’s all-time receiving list with 11,059 yards.

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