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Chad Johnson issues challenge to two top NFL WRs … as a corner

Chad Johnson may be 39 and last played in the NFL in 2011, but he somehow believes he can compete with the best currently playing his position of wide receiver. But the twist is the man once known as “Ochocinco” wants to go mano-a-mano with the best wideouts in the NFL as a cornerback.

Video recently surfaced on the Instagram accounts of Johnson and Antonio Brown in which Johnson shows some serious skills playing coverage against the all-world Pittsburgh Steelers wideout during a Tuesday workout.

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Johnson then upped the ante later the same afternoon, taking to Twitter to call out New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Denver Broncos wideout Demaryius Thomas.

While Beckham seemingly hasn’t replied publicly to Johnson’s cornerback coverage challenge, Thomas responded in kind, eliciting some amusing smack talk between the two.

One look through Johnson’s social media accounts shows without a doubt the 39-year-old remains in unbelievably remarkable shape. But the notion that he could actually shut down the likes of an Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham Jr. and Demaryius Thomas in real competition is of course silly.

Johnson always had the gift for gab and an inflated sense of self, but his latest social media trash talk makes it sound like he’s as delusional about his current football skills as Terrell Owens. And that’s saying something.