Update: Chad Johnson has arrived in Philadelphia, but he will not be coming to the NovaCare Complex for a workout. He just happens to be coming to Philadelphia. Looks like Reid and Roseman haven’t lost their mind.
As I previously stated the Eagles injuries at wide receiver are starting to mount. Jeremy Maclin has a hip injury. Fellow starter DeSean Jackson is nursing a hamstring strain. Riley Cooper is recovering, albeit close to fully healed, from a broken collarbone. That leaves career practice squad player who the Eagles initially cut, Mardy Gilyard and undrafted free agent Damaris Johnson as players who the Eagles must now rely on. They both have major upside, but offer little experience and are very unproven.
This has led Andy Reid and Howie Roseman to make a rash move to bring in the artist formerly known as Chad Ochocinco. Now known as Chad Johnson once again, he has been cut from the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins. Both of those teams don’t exactly scream loaded at wide receiver. Johnson may have been an incredible talent at one point, but his aging body is starting to give up on him. However, Johnson’s worst attribute is from the neck up. For every Peyton Manning with a football IQ through the roof there is a Johnson, who has zero ability to learn a playbook in an entire offseason let alone 5 days.
Not only does he not have ability to learn a play book, but his attitude doesn’t promote what the Eagles have been about this entire year either – tough team. Just look at his most recent tweet “5 hours past my bed time… if I miss this flight to Philly in the morning it’d definitely be a pisstified moment…” Seriously Johnson? That’s what you want to portray to the home of brotherly love and the blue collar worker? I hope you break an ankle in your workout - honestly who headbutts their wife? Go home and never come back to Philadelphia. You don’t deserve to wear Eagles’ green which has been so proudly worn by the likes of Steven Van Buren, Brian Dawkins and Reggie White.