INDIANAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 14: Chad Ochocinco #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals reaches for a pass during the Bengals 23-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL game at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 14, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Chad Johnson to help coach Browns receivers

Former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson’s claim that he is headed to the Cleveland Browns to help coach the team’s stable of young wide receivers has been confirmed in a report from cleveland.com.

Johnson, the Bengals career leader in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, announced Monday afternoon on Twitter that he was going to ask first-year Browns head coach Hue Jackson if he could join his staff in Cleveland.

Jackson was Johnson’s wide receivers coach with the Bengals from 2004-06 and the two have remained close since.

Tuesday afternoon, Johnson intimated that Jackson had accepted his proposal.

There has been no official announcement from the Browns, however.

Asked on Twitter whether he had ever approached the Bengals about coaching for them, Jackson said he doesn’t think Marvin Lewis would even consider it.

Johnson spent 10 seasons in Cincinnati from 2001-2010, catching 751 passes for 10,783 yards and 66 touchdowns.

He played 15 games for New England in 2011 before retiring in 2012.

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