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Chris Johnson | Running Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/23/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 203
College: East Carolina
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ESPN New York says the Falcons, Bills and Dolphins are "said to have interest" in free agent Chris Johnson.
Johnson left his Jets visit without a deal, seemingly because they didn't meet his contract demands. That suggests he believes he has other legit suitors, but we're scraping to figure out who they are. It's very possible Johnson eventually comes crawling back to the Jets, who provide the best fit and have $26 million in cap space. Per the New York Daily News, the Jets have "no concerns" about CJ2K's work ethic and view him as a "solid complement" to Chris Ivory. Apr 16 - 9:09 AM

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Coming off his Jets visit, free agent Chris Johnson said he has other visits scheduled, and doesn't have a timeframe to make a decision.

Johnson didn't elaborate beyond that. It's hard to guess where CJ2K might visit next because he hasn't been linked to any other teams. It's quite possible he leaves New York without a deal, but still ends up signing with Gang Green. They've shown by far the most, if only, interest in the ex-Titan. He might wait to sign in an effort to drum up more interest, but it just isn't there for running backs this year.
Apr 15 - 10:50 PM

The New York Daily News reports the Jets won't "overpay" for free agent Chris Johnson.

Per reporter Manish Mehta, the Jets are determined to stick to their "budget/value system." Meanwhile,'s Ian Rapoport reports other teams are "still circling" should Johnson escape New York without a contract. Wherever Johnson ends up, it's likely to be on a take-it-or-leave-it offer. That's just where the running back market is at right now.
Apr 15 - 7:38 PM

The New York Daily News reports there were "good vibes all around" for free Chris Johnson's Tuesday visit with the Jets.

According to reporter Manish Mehta, it was a "productive" day. It's unclear if the visit will extend into Wednesday, but the Jets remain the odds-on favorite to land the ex-Titan. If Johnson escapes the Big Apple without a deal, it's unknown where he'd head next.
Apr 15 - 6:59 PM

Free agent Chris Johnson is visiting the Jets on Tuesday.

One week after getting his walking papers from the Titans, Johnson is making his first visit. Per the New York Daily News, the Jets are "one of three teams" that would like to sign Johnson. We don't know the identity of the other two. Teaming Johnson up with Chris Ivory and forming somewhat of a thunder and lightning duo wouldn't be such a bad idea. Keeping Johnson fresh could allow him to theoretically hit more "home runs," providing he puts in the effort.
Apr 15 - 8:51 AM

A league source tells that free agent Chris Johnson is declining to work out for NFL teams.

Clubs may want to get an updated forty time on Johnson in light of his annual decline, but he's telling them to check the game film instead. (The film isn't pretty, either.) Johnson's free agent market to this point has been quiet. He has not made a visit after formally hitting the wire on Monday afternoon.
Apr 9 - 9:31 PM

The Denver Post does not expect the Broncos to pursue free agent RB Chris Johnson.

Yes, the Broncos' depth chart at running back (Montee Ball, C.J. Anderson, Ronnie Hillman) lacks experience. But the team believes Ball is ready to be the man and Johnson won't accept a "prove it" contract if he isn't going to get to prove it. Johnson would have more opportunities with the Jets as the lightning to Chris Ivory's thunder.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 9 - 10:32 AM

Free agent Chris Johnson was in New York on Tuesday night but is not meeting with the Jets.

The Jets are interested in Johnson if the price is right, but they're not going to overpay and slow-moving GM John Idzik is not going to rush. The Daily News suggests a short-term deal for around $3-$4 million annually. Idzik and coach Rex Ryan are attending LSU's Pro Day Wednesday, so any meeting with Johnson will have to come at a later date.
Apr 9 - 9:06 AM

FOX Sports' Alex Marvez considers the Falcons unlikely to be in the hunt for free agent Chris Johnson.

The Falcons reportedly "discussed" a trade for Johnson before he was released, but their interest has apparently dried up. Officially a free agent since Monday afternoon, Johnson has yet to make a visit. He could be biding his time, but it's an obvious sign his market is cold.
Apr 8 - 4:36 PM

The New York Daily News reports the Jets "really like" the idea of pairing free agent Chris Johnson with Chris Ivory, and that a potential deal will "come down to money."

According to reporter Manish Mehta, the Jets have no concerns about Johnson's work ethic. Johnson/Ivory would immediately become one of the league's best thunder and lightning duos, while CJ?K could operate as an every-down back were the injury-prone Ivory to miss time. Word has yet to leak of a Johnson visit to the Big Apple, but it's sounding like a good bet.
Apr 7 - 5:51 PM

The New York Daily News reports the Jets have no concerns about free agent Chris Johnson's work ethic.

The Jets have been considered one of Johnson's potential suitors since before his release. Word of potential visits has yet to leak, but CJ?K is reportedly hoping to find his new team by the middle of the week. With Johnson's track record well known and the free-agent barrel scraped bare, it shouldn't take long for him to sign.
Apr 7 - 4:04 PM

A Bills source tells the Buffalo News the club never had interest in free agent Chris Johnson.

Reports surfaced late last week that the Bills "discussed" a trade for Johnson, prior to his Friday release. As it turns out, the Titans contacted the Bills -- not the other way around -- and Buffalo informed Tennessee it had no interest in CJ?K. Per beat writer Tim Graham, the Bills source believes the Titans "floated the Bills as a possible trade partner" to the media "to make it seem like they didn't just cut him." Whatever the case, Johnson isn't going to Buffalo.
Apr 6 - 6:09 PM

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the Rams are unlikely to pursue free agent Chris Johnson.

Mark another team off the list. Johnson is expected to pick a team as early as next week, but the list he is choosing between becomes smaller by the report. Even though the Jets have yet to contact Johnson, New York seems like the most likely landing spot for the former 2,000-yard rusher.
Apr 5 - 1:48 PM

ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio reports free agent Chris Johnson is "expected to pick his next team by the middle of next week."

A quick signing would not be a surprise. The protracted nature of Johnson's release meant teams had plenty of time to do their research and assess his contract demands. Even so, teams are not exactly lining up at Johnson's front door. The Jets have reportedly not even contacted him yet, and every other link has been tenuous at best. At this point, Johnson may be best served taking a one-year, prove-it deal in order to hit free agency hard next offseason.
Apr 5 - 9:46 AM

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the Cowboys do not have interest in free agent Chris Johnson.

It's become increasingly apparent Dallas won't pursue Johnson despite early reports they might. The Dolphins, Jets, and Falcons appear to be the front-runners for CJ?K, while the Bills have interest but are not expected to land him.
Apr 4 - 3:05 PM

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11Lance Ball
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25Jeff Fuller
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30Tim Toone
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3David Thomas
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