Earlier this offseason, we heard about Minnesota Vikings’ cornerback Xavier Rhodes working on his game with some of the best wide receivers that the National Football League has to offer. Rhodes’ teammate, second-year corner Trae Waynes, is looking to take his game up a notch as well, but he’s taking a slightly different approach. He’s been working with a receiver that we all know, but hasn’t been heard from in a while.
Waynes and his former Michigan State teammate, Darqueze Dennard, have taken to the practice field with former Cincinnati Bengals great Chad
Johnson Ochocinco Johnson Ochocinco Johnson.
Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) July 12, 2016
Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) July 13, 2016
Johnson became so well-known for his antics during his NFL career that it’s easy to forget sometimes that he was a hell of a receiver. Over the course of his NFL career, he caught 766 passes for over 11,000 yards and found the end zone 67 times. At age 38, and having been out of the NFL since after the 2011 season, he might not be what he once was, but there are probably a lot of things that he can teach a young cornerback about keeping up with receivers in the National Football League.
The Vikings are going to be expecting Trae Waynes to make a jump in 2016 after spending a lot of time on the sideline in 2015. Working with someone like Chad Johnson can’t possibly be a bad thing for him in an attempt to meet that end. Maybe once Training Camp gets underway, someone will ask him exactly what they did while they were working out together.