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Ex-NFL star Chad Johnson makes CFL debut

Former Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots wideout Chad Johnson says that being on the field again "felt good" after making his Canadian Football League bow.

Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson has made his Canadian Football League debut for the Montreal Alouettes.

The Alousettes lost their final pre-season warm-up match to the Ottawa RedBlacks 26-10, with Johnson entering the field to make one reception for 13 yards.

A CFL field is 150 yards long and 65 yards wide, as opposed to 120x53.33 in the NFL, but that didn't stop the ex-Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots man from feeling at home on the field.

He told ESPN: "Even though the field is wider, the dimensions are a little altered, it didn't seem much different at all.

"It felt good. Nervous, butterflies. It was cool. I'm a little sloppy, I have a lot of work to do, but it felt good. It felt good to be on the field again.

"It was fun but I'm not fully there yet. You'll know when I'm having fun, you'll be able to tell."

Johnson caught 766 passes for 11,059 yards and 67 touchdowns in 11 seasons in the NFL.

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