Former NFL star Chad Johnson to try out for XFL as kicker

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Chad Johnson was the most effective broad receivers within the NFL for a decade with the Cincinnati Bengals, but he now has a chance to proceed his enjoying career in a a lot totally different position.

On Tuesday morning, Johnson tweeted that he has been invited to an XFL tryout in Houston that shall be held subsequent week. Teams can be getting a take a look at him as a placekicker.

No, this isn't a joke. ESPN’s Kevin Seifert confirmed that the tryout is legitimate. The 42-year-old Johnson appears to be going into it with real expectations, too, as he stated he is excited simply to have a chance to compete for a roster spot at a brand new position.

Johnson is a large soccer fan, and he truly can kick. He shared a video on Instagram last month that appeared to point out him changing a 60-yard subject objective.

Johnson has been offering his services to NFL teams as a kicker for years, and that is the closest he has ever gotten to truly making it occur. The chances are minuscule that he will ever kick within the NFL even when he does earn a spot with an XFL group, however it's a must to commend him for doing enough to land a tryout.