FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer was the first to report, tweeting the following:
The Miami Dolphins have just released Chad Johnson, scouts cleaned out his locker
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) August 13, 2012
That initial news has since been confirmed by several South Florida news outlets and Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald adds that the decision to cut Johnson was solely that of coach Joe Philbin.
Johnson was targeted once in his Dolphins debut on Friday night and was unable to catch a third down pass from QB Matt Moore.
On last Tuesday’s premiere of HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” Johnson was shown on the receiving end of a conversation about self-representation from Philbin after a profanity-laced address to the media.
The 34-year old signed with Miami as a free agent on June 11th of this year.
*UPDATE: At 9:16pm, the Dolphins sent out the following statement: “The Miami Dolphins have terminated the contract of WR Chad Johnson, the team announced today.”
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