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Aug. 4, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson (85) during a scrimmage at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

CBS hires former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson as fantasy football analyst

A few weeks ago we brought you a relatively sad story about former Pro Bowl wide receiver Chad Johnson who literally would go drive to downtown Miami and sit all day long, playing on Twitter.

Johnson was self admittingly bored and wanted desperately to get back into the league. And he did that – sort of.

Today, CBS Sports hired Johnson as an analyst for – no – not their Sunday morning football show, but rather as a fantasy football analyst.

Yep – Dave Richard announced it quite nonchalant on Twitter this afternoon:

#FF Your Fantasy Football Today team: Me, @horowitzjason@jameyeisenberg & @ochocinco Yes, THAT @ochocinco See you Sunday, 11a @cbssports

There’s no word on how long the partnership will last or if Johnson will eventually move onto a bigger role and at some point join the CBS broadcast, but for now, he’ll be giving you his fantasy sleepers and busts.

Kind of odd to see a former player give out fantasy advice, so, interested to see just how well his predictions and analysis comes out.

Johnson confirmed the hire himself:

Now I have to change bio to employed adding @CBSSports which also means my tweets will now be censored. I’m gonna party tonight at home

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