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Former Bengals star Chad Ochocinco Johnson hints he is becoming a member of an NFL workers: ‘I acquired a job with the Raiders’

Former Cincinnati Bengals star huge receiver Chad Johnson has made his solution to Las Vegas forward of Tremendous Bowl LVIII.

Johnson has not caught a go in an NFL sport since 2011, however on Wednesday he instructed that he could also be returning to the league. Throughout an Instagram Dwell, Johnson declared that he “acquired a job” with the Las Vegas Raiders. The precise nature of the attainable alternative stay unclear.

“Sure, I acquired a job with the Raiders,” Johnson initially stated on Instagram Dwell, per Sports activities Illustrated’s Fan Nation. “Not as a workers member however as a member of the group. I am undecided what it’s precisely… however I might be part of the staff and that is a tremendous factor.”

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Chad Ochocinco Johnson attends a Bengals game

Former Cincinnati Bengals participant Chad Ochocinco Johnson attends warmups earlier than the sport between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium on September 25, 2023 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Dylan Buell/Getty Pictures)

Shortly after midnight on Wednesday, Johnson wrote on X that he would “ask for a job with the Raiders” throughout an obvious dinner with Raiders head coach Antonio Pierce.

“Having dinner with Antonio Pierce & I’m going to ask for a job with the Raiders in some capability to assist diversify my portfolio/resume, this is able to be my thirty ninth job if all goes nicely,” Johnson wrote together with a praying fingers emoji.

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Lower than an hour later, Johnson made one other put up seemingly asserting that he was becoming a member of the Raiders teaching workers.

“I’m formally a member of the Raiders teaching workers,” Johnson wrote.

Johnson additionally shared screenshots of a textual content message change with an unidentified one who appeared to to not consider he “acquired employed.”

Chad Ochocinco makes a catch

Chad Ochocinco #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals hauls in a one handed catch for a primary quarter landing in opposition to the Cleveland Browns throughout their sport at Cleveland Browns Stadium on October 4, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio.   (Jim McIsaac/Getty Pictures)

Pierce then appeared to substantiate Johnson’s declare by replying to Johnson’s put up by saying, “Put me in coach.” Earlier than later suggesting that the Raiders had been “Taking up the NFL with former gamers like 85 … teaching up 17.”

The “17” is probably going a reference to Raiders huge receiver Davante Adam’s jersey quantity. The Athletic’s Vic Tafur reported that Johnson might be named as a staff advisor.

Johnson has beforehand made claims on social media associated to the Raiders that had been finally by no means proved to be true. A number of years in the past, Johnson said that he had accomplished a tryout with the Raiders. However the staff finally denied {that a} tryout had taken place.

Johnson has by no means formally labored as a coach on the NFL stage, though he had a brief stint serving to the Cleveland Browns receivers throughout coaching camp in 2016.

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Johnson was named to 6 Professional Bowls throughout his standout 11-year taking part in profession. He’s a member of the Bengals Ring of Honor and completed his skilled soccer profession with 11,059 receiving yards.

Since leaving the NFL, he has made appearances on actuality tv, made an try at an expert soccer profession, and presently co-hosts the “Nightcap” podcast with Professional Soccer Corridor of Famer Shannon Sharpe.

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