NFL Rumors: Philadelphia Eagles Set To Sign Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson?

By Brian Ethridge, Posted: 09/18/12 10:37AM EDT

Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson started his own NFL rumor this morning when he tweeted that he is on his way to Philadelphia. That immediately started the rumor that the Philadelphia Eagles and head coach Andy Reid are bringing in the former Miami Dolphins wide receiver for a workout and physical which could lead to the team signing him.

"5 hours past my bed time... if I miss this flight to Philly in the morning it'd definitely be a pisstified moment...," Johnson tweeted early Tuesday morning.

The Philadelphia Eagles have a ton of great talent on offense, especially at the wide receiver position with DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin. However, Jackson and Maclin have found themselves on the injury report early this season which may mean that Andy Reid is looking to sign another receiver in case one of his starters have to sit and rest for a week or two. DeSean Jackson is currently battling a hamstring injury while Jeremy Maclin is dealing with a hip injury.

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One of the biggest reasons Chad Johnson was a failure with the New England Patriots and the Cincinnati Bengals was because of his route running and inability to learn the playbook. Nobody has ever questioned his talent or passion for the game.

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick could be the perfect QB for a guy like Chad Johnson. Vick is the type of QB who frequently runs around in the backfield which causes things to breakdown in the secondary and forces his receivers to freestyle their routes. As long as Johnson can freestyle his routes and doesn't necessarily have to master the Philadelphia Eagles playbook, he could make a huge impact on their offense.

Whether or not the Philadelphia Eagles are actually considering signing Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson or not remains to be seen, but it would make a lot of sense.

UPDATE: Despite the rumors, Johnson is reportedly not in Philadelphia to workout for the Eagles.


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