Former NFL standout wide receiver Chad Johnson made his CFL debut Friday night in a preseason game with the Montreal Alouettes.

Johnson caught one pass for 13 yards from former NFL quarterback Troy Smith in the Alouettes' 26-10 loss to the Ottawa RedBlacks.

"It felt good," Johnson said. "Nervous, butterflies. It was cool. A little sloppy, I have a lot of work to do, but it felt good. It felt good to be on the field again. It was fun."

The CFL field is 150 yards long and 65 yards wide, whereas NFL fields are 120 yards long and 53.33 yards wide. Johnson said it was not a difficult adjustment to make.

"Even though the field is wider, the dimensions are a little different, it didn't seem much different at all," he said.

The Alouettes open the regular season Thursday against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Johnson made 766 receptions for 11,059 yards with 67 touchdowns in 11 NFL seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots.