Following a successful tryout with the Canadian Football League‘s Montreal Alouettes at the team’s minicamp in Vero Beach, Fla., former Patriots wide receiver Chad Johnson signed a contract with team Thursday.

Johnson starred for the Bengals from 2001-10, playing in six Pro Bowls and finishing as the franchise leader in receptions (751), receiving yards (10,507) and touchdown catches (65).

He last played in the NFL with the Patriots in 2011, recording just 15 catches for 276 yards and one touchdown in 15 games. He signed with the Dolphins in 2012 but was released in training camp one day after being arrested on a domestic violence charge.

The 36-year-old was out of football last season.


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Jerry Spar
Ty Law joins Mut and Christian Fauria to discuss being a finalist for the Patriots Hall of Fame, the way the game is officiated now, and Darrelle Revis.
Christian Fauria tells us the percentage of Americans that sleep naked and those that sleep with their socks on.

[0:03:41] ... I'll get beat by percent of Americans Wear socks -- Bennett yeah holy crap I would. I would say our -- all percent. NASA -- I don't see what I'll listen to just make it been ...
[0:05:56] ... pitches you think what's on the average how many pitches before baseball Major League Baseball is on the game. How many how many -- how many -- I literally never thought about this before this is why I'm out watching the games like crazy MI -- you'll likely begin to ball you know every other guys but there's -- number two -- eight -- I guess earlier fourteen. Potato it's seven -- they're. Pretty good. Caught a foul balls Sega foul balls getting a new ball seven pitches seven pitches yeah. Full and that's like after 6177797937. Lot of women text in -- do ...

DJ Bean joins Mut and Christian Fauria from the Garden to report the latest news regarding the Bruins before they get set to take on the Red Wings in Game 1.

[0:01:30] ... current. DJ how over analyze in this game as far as the fear factor that goes into the red wings. Priority of you've got like them and how are yeah I don't know what you. It's a piece of -- of the Bruins really -- the first game of the playoffs. Immediately lead. The rhetoric that every statistical category I mean the Bruins. I mean a third fewest goals allowed sort of third most BF four strong launch of the best goalies in the league. I mean the red wings have to play a perfect game -- matchup with the Bruins. Pretty damn close Christian but that's a really good point another ...
[0:02:58] ... but to answer question Christian. I don't legitimately see chance that the red wings beat the girl. You caught the -- watch himself description called on Dennis Seidenberg out there skating. Last couple days it was ...
[0:03:37] ... be -- of those teams and then -- finals. Who goes. That's pure speculation on that point but here's what I do so you've been out there which on what side YouTube. Hard big laps around ...

Christian Fauria and Mut discuss if the Patriots should draft a quarterback in the first round if they fell the "next Tom Brady" is available to them.

Boston Marathon survivor Jeff Bauman joined Dennis & Callahan on Thursday to discuss his book “Stronger”€ and the upcoming race. To hear the interview, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

Boston Marathon survivor Jeff Bauman joined Dennis & Callahan on Thursday to discuss his book “Stronger”€ and the upcoming race. To hear the interview, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

Jeff Bauman is back in the spotlight with his new book and the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Jeff Bauman is back in the spotlight with his new book and the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.

One day after the first anniversary of the attacks at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, Bauman became a New York Times best-selling author for his memoir.

“It kind of put me back there laying on the sidewalk,” Bauman said of co-writing the book with Bret Witter. “It’€™s tough to talk about the details and the smells and the sounds, but at least I can talk about it.

“Yesterday I was thinking Boston and I have a million and terrorists are zero. We’€™re killing them. They did absolutely nothing. They just — they did do a horrible thing — but it didn’t accomplish anything. People aren’t scared, and we’ve just grown stronger and become more positive and now we have tighter security and I, really, I’€™m just grateful and proud of our city and the support has been unreal. I do look at it. I think about it every day.”

Bauman said that he does not think about what he could have done differently on the day of the attacks.

“I’€™m just living my life,” Bauman said. “I was there having fun and it was great time. It was my first marathon, and you know it’s not going to be my last. I was there supporting my girlfriend, who is now my fiancee, and I wouldn’t change where I was.

“I was there living my life and supporting someone I love, and I was there with friends and great people around me besides that one kid. I don’€™t look at the past like that, I look forward.”

Bauman added that when crowds line Boylston Street on April 21 for the 2014 Boston Marathon, he will be in attendance.

“I’€™m gong to be right around that area,” Bauman said. “I’€™m not too good in crowds — I’€™m not scared of them or anything — it’€™s just my prosthetics. With my prosthetics I’m not too good with getting in between people. I definitely want to be there, and just be around that atmosphere and show people that, you know, we’re not scared. I’m not frightened. I know we had another scare the other day, but I didn’t even think twice about not going, and I’ll definitely be there on Monday.”

Following are more highlights from the interview.

On the physical challenges of the last year: “Definitely the prosthetics. When I first started to stand, I knew it was going to be tough just from the time I stood up and really challenged my legs — what was left of my legs. That’s been the hardest physical part is just getting my legs into shape and desensitized enough that I can wear my prosthetics for a length of time and then after that it’€™s like more of a cardio thing. Kind of like endurance — building up my leg strength and my whole body strength to keep my legs on all day and it’€™s really tough to do, but now I can keep my legs on all day.”

On what encouraged him to keep going: “I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about these two kids at all. Finding some strength to get through some stuff, I look at the other survivors. When I see everyone else doing great, it is amazing. That kind of fuels my fire and not anger. I don’t hold grudges against people. It’s more about a love and seeing people doing great and positive vibes.”

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Meredith Perri
Red Sox COO Sam Kennedy joined the show to discuss the state of the Sox and MLB.
Jeff Bauman joined the show to discuss his recovery over the past year.
The guys opened the show by discussing the Sox 14th inning win over the White Sox.