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Chris Johnson | Running Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/23/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 203
College: East Carolina
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Free agent RB Chris Johnson has been released from the hospital after getting shot in the arm on Saturday.
Johnson didn't require surgery, and is "at home recovering." Reports from the crime scene suggest CJ2K's fate could have been much more dire. The injury should not affect Johnson's free agency. Mar 9 - 2:06 PM

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Free agent RB Chris Johnson is recovering in an Orlando hospital after being shot in the shoulder Saturday night.

Johnson was allegedly "riding around with friends" at 4:09 AM when their vehicle was subject to a drive-by shooting, killing the driver. Johnson was shot in the shoulder, and another surviving passenger was shot in the shoulder, leg, and hand. Johnson is in stable condition and should make a full recovery. Johnson was arrested two months ago when a Glock 9 mm and an FN 5.7 mm -- two semiautomatic handguns -- were discovered in his car. Turning 30 in September, there's a very real chance we've seen the last of Johnson in the NFL.
Mar 8 - 12:55 PM

Former Jets RB Chris Johnson blamed GM John Idzik for his reduced role last season.

One of the things that will make Johnson so unappealing as a free agent is his constant excuse-making. He's always blaming someone else for his lack of on-field production, whether it's the offensive line or now the front office. Johnson should understand that his role was reduced last season because Chris Ivory ran better and with more effort in every category.
Feb 17 - 8:50 AM

A report suggests the team could be interested in free agent RB Chris Johnson if they can't re-sign free agent Justin Forsett.

For the first time in his career, Johnson failed to reach 1,000 yards rushing in 2014. With almost 2,000 carries under his belt, the finish line isn't too far away for CJ2K, who turns 30 in September. But Forsett is just as old, and had never run for 1,000 yards in a season until 2014. Johnson is far from an ideal Plan B, but the Ravens need to have options in case Forsett slips through the cracks.
Feb 16 - 4:09 PM

Jets declined RB Chris Johnson's $500,000 option bonus, making him an unrestricted free agent on March 10.

The move saves New York $3.5 million in salary cap space. Although Johnson's 2014 YPC average of 4.28 doesn't look terrible on a sheet of paper, his performance has been for the better part of a half-decade. He is a boom-or-bust runner with an evaporating number of "boom" runs, and consistently plays the game at less than max effort in all phases. Johnson is also an ineffective pass catcher and atrocious pass blocker. Now going on age 30, it wouldn't be surprising to see Johnson fall out of the league entirely.
Feb 14 - 2:41 PM

Metro New York expects Chris Johnson to be released "in the next couple days."

Johnson's $500,000 option bonus is due on February 16. The Jets will likely cut him before then. After a mediocre campaign and an offseason arrest, Johnson will find a very cold market. He will likely have to settle for a role-player salary to stay in the league.
Feb 14 - 11:22 AM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini says the Jets will probably cut Chris Johnson before his option bonus is due Feb. 16.

The Jets can save $3.5M against the cap by dumping Johnson. It should be a no-brainer to move on from a part-time speed back, one that will turn 30 in September, is behind Chris Ivory on the depth chart and carries some off-field headaches. If Johnson is indeed cut, he will find a very cold market and would have to settle for a role-player salary in order to stay in the league. The artist formerly known as CJ2K produced a 155-663-1 line in his first year as a Jet.
Feb 5 - 11:13 AM

Chris Johnson possessed two handguns in his vehicle on Friday night when he was arrested.

Per the New York Post, Johnson initially lied to the arresting officer. The officer asked Johnson if there were other weapons in the car, and Johnson said, "No, that is the only one." Johnson rushed for 663 yards and one touchdown in 2014. If the Jets were to cut him, they would save $3.75 million against their cap.
Jan 12 - 2:04 PM

Jets RB Chris Johnson was arrested for open carrying of a weapon in Orange County, Florida on Friday night.

The offense is just a second-degree misdemeanor, but won't help Johnson's chances of sticking with the Jets in 2015. Johnson's 4.3 YPC average in 2014 looks good on paper, but that number was buoyed by a couple long runs. If he sticks around with New York, Johnson will be a role player at best. The Jets could save $3.75 million against the 2015 cap by cutting Johnson.
Jan 10 - 1:27 PM

Chris Johnson rushed 10 times for 20 yards and lost three on his lone reception in the Jets' Week 17 win over the Dolphins.

Johnson finishes his first year as a Jet with 155 carries for 663 yards (4.28 YPC) and two touchdowns. He added 24 receptions. Johnson's yards-per-carry average looks decent on paper, but was puffed up by a handful of longer runs. He is a classic boom-or-bust runner. Johnson is no better than a role player at this stage of his career, and faces a highly uncertain future in New York. He's 29 years old and owed $4 million in 2015. The Jets' next GM figures to cut ties with Johnson, at which point he would not be a highly-sought-after commodity on the free agent market.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 05:24:00 PM

Chris Johnson rushed 10 times for 30 yards in the Jets' Week 16 loss to the Patriots, adding a three-yard reception.

CJ2K enters Week 17 203 yards from scrimmage shy of 1,000 on the season. The 29-year-old role player is due $4 million between salary and bonuses in 2015.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 05:47:00 PM

Chris Johnson rushed 10 times for 55 yards Week 15 against the Titans.

Johnson broke a late 37-yard run to set up the game-winning touchdown but was otherwise quiet in his return to Tennessee. Johnson has reclaimed an equal timeshare with Chris Ivory in the Jets' backfield, but he is not doing much with the work. He will be an RB4 against the Patriots Week 16.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 07:26:00 PM

Over the last four games, Chris Johnson has played 130 snaps and Chris Ivory has played 133.

The touch count has been nearly even as well, with Ivory at 57 and Johnson at 53. We wouldn't expect anything different in Sunday's Toilet Bowl at Tennessee even though it's a "revenge game" for CJ?K. The only difference this week is that the Jets' running game has a bit of upside because the Titans' run defense is among the worst in the league by most metrics. We'd still prefer to start Ivory as the flat-out better running back and the one more likely to score a touchdown.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 09:24:00 AM

Chris Johnson had 16 carries for 53 yards in Sunday's Week 14 loss to the Vikings.

He added two catches for 13 yards. Johnson tied Chris Ivory for a team-high 16 carries, but averaged just 3.3 YPC. It was a step back after he rushed for his first 100-yard game last week. Johnson will be an RB4 option in Week 15 against the Titans.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 04:56:00 PM

Chris Johnson rushed for 105 yards on 17 carries in the Jets' 16-13, Week 13 loss to the Dolphins on Monday night.

The Jets ran ALL OVER the Dolphins in the opening half, managing 210 yards on the ground while Geno Smith attempted just six passes. Gang Green's run-to-pass ratio in the opening 30 minutes was 29-6. They went into the break with a 10-3 lead against a Dolphins team that seemed to morph into the Jets and play god-awful football. Miami's defense managed to get back on its feet in the second half, and the Jets predictably lost the game. Johnson's 105 yards were easily a season-high, but nothing to get excited about. His long run of 47 yards on a cutback left set up Greg Salas' 20-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Continue to ignore CJwhateverK in fantasy.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 11:33:00 PM

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