Sunday, August 12, 2012
No interest in Chad Johnson
By Rich Cimini
CORTLAND, N.Y. -- The Jets could use a veteran wide receiver, and a well-known receiver just hit the market Sunday -- Chad Johnson, who was cut by the Dolphins.
Could the Jets make a play for him? This much I can tell you: The chances of that happening are remote.
Johnson, a six-time Pro Bowl receiver hanging on the last two seasons, was released by the Dolphins about 24 hours after he was arrested and charged with domestic battery. He might have been an intriguing option a year or two ago for the Jets, but not anymore. The headache outweighs the baggage.
Don't be surprised if the Jets add a veteran before the start of the regular season. Some of the top free agents are:
• Lee Evans: Released Sunday by the Jaguars.
• Plaxico Burress: Doesn't make sense; been there, done that.
• Roy Williams: Former Cowboy still looking for a job.
• Greg Camarillo: Makes the most sense. He's familiar with Tony Sparano's system, having played under him in 2008 and 2009 with the Dolphins.
• Mark Clayton: Really?