Retired NFL receiver Chad Johnson didn’t take part in a tryout Monday with the XFL as scheduled, in keeping with more than one folks acquainted with the location.
Johnson, 42, introduced remaining week on Twitter that he would determine as a place-kicker with the brand new league. A supply showed that Johnson used to be set to be evaluated along various different doable kickers because the XFL wrapped up its first coaching camp.
However Johnson knowledgeable the league Sunday that he had determined towards taking part. He has now not commented publicly in regards to the choice.
Johnson used to be a six-time Professional Bowl participant within the NFL and has ceaselessly expressed trustworthy pastime in kicking. If truth be told, he transformed an additional level and kicked off for the Cincinnati Bengals all over the 2009 preseason. Remaining month, he posted a video on Instagram wherein he transformed what he wrote used to be a 60-yard box objective.
Some of the place-kickers the XFL did signal out of Monday’s tryouts used to be Garrett Hartley, who performed for the New Orleans Saints from 2008 to ’13.