Chad (Ochocinco) Johnson signs on dotted line with Montreal Alouettes

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Montreal Alouettes general manager Jim Popp wore his very best freebie promotional T-shirt for the occasion, while receiver Chad Johnson, the man formerly known as Ochocinco, officially became "Huit-Cinq".

Johnson, 36, signed a contract with the CFL squad Thursday, upon completion of the team's three-day minicamp at Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Fla.

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Johnson will quickly find out that the Alouettes' training-camp facilities in no way resemble the location indicated on his T-shirt.

No doubt there remain some hurdles, including getting a Canadian work visa for the longtime former NFLer, who does have a domestic violence charge on his resumé in the U.S.

But if all works out, he will definitely add some pizazz to the team's official training camp, which gets under way in early June, with the first exhibition game set for June 14 in Hamilton.

Clearly, someone is already helping him with his français. :-)

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