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Chris Johnson | Running Back | #23

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/23/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 203
College: East Carolina
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (24) / TEN
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Chris Johnson (broken leg, I.R./return) confirmed he'll be "ready to go" if the Cardinals advance to the Super Bowl.
Johnson resumed practicing last week but isn't eligible to play in Sunday's NFC Championship game against Carolina. In SB50, Johnson could perhaps fill a lightly used change-of-pace role behind workhorse rookie David Johnson. Jan 19 - 3:53 PM
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Chris Johnson (broken leg, I.R./return) has resumed practicing.

Johnson is on pace to return should the Cardinals advance to Super Bowl 50. Johnson isn't eligible for the Divisional or Conference Championship rounds. Even if the Cardinals advance and Johnson is ready, David Johnson would likely carry the mail in Santa Clara.
Jan 12 - 5:14 PM

Chris Johnson (broken leg, I.R./return) is expected to participate in "some parts" of Cardinals practice this week.

Stashed on I.R./return, Johnson is only eligible for the Super Bowl, but the fact that he's ready to resume practicing suggests he'd be ready for the big game a month from now were the Cardinals to advance. With David Johnson playing so well in CJ2K's absence, he'd probably be little more than a change of pace in Santa Clara.
Jan 5 - 6:57 PM

Chris Johnson (broken leg, I.R./return) expects to be ready to play if the Cardinals make the Super Bowl.

Super Bowl 50 is the only game for which Johnson would be eligible after landing on I.R./return two weeks ago. Even if Johnson gets cleared and is active for a theoretical title appearance, we'd expect him to be a mere change of pace after missing over two months of action.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 03:34:00 PM

Cardinals placed RB Chris Johnson (broken leg) on injured reserve/designated to return.

It effectively ends Johnson's season, but he could be activated for Super Bowl 50 if the Cardinals make it to Santa Clara. It leaves the 9-2 Cardinals with a backfield duo of Andre Ellington and David Johnson, though for now it's just Johnson as Ellington nurses a case of turf toe. Although CJ2K's efficiency had waned in recent weeks, he's a big loss for a team whose running game was among the league's worst before his arrival. 6-foot-1, 224-pound David Johnson seems like a power back on paper, but struggles to push the pile between the tackles. Either way, he's the top waiver add for Week 13 as the new feature back in Arizona's No. 1-ranked offense.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 04:48:00 PM

The Arizona Republic believes the earliest Chris Johnson (broken leg) could return is the NFC Championship Game.

That's in 54 days. It's not far-fetched that the Cardinals could reach the conference title tilt, but we'd guess injured reserve is Johnson's most likely destination. Johnson is in the midst of his best season since 2012, but heading into free agency with a major injury will dent his appeal as he goes on 31.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 04:05:00 PM

FOX Sports 910's Mike Jurecki reports Chris Johnson is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks with a fractured tibia.

He is almost certainly done for the regular season, and it remains possible we do not see Johnson again even if the Cardinals make a deep playoff run. With Andre Ellington also sidelined by turf toe, rookie David Johnson could be the starter the rest of the way. He is easily the No. 1 waiver add this week.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 09:37:00 AM

FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reports Chris Johnson has a fractured tibia.

Glazer reports Johnson will miss an "extended period of time," but the team is still "gathering info" on Johnson's timetable. Johnson seems unlikely to be a fantasy factor for the season's remainder. With Andre Ellington battling a nagging turf toe injury, the Cardinals will turn to David Johnson as their feature back for the foreseeable future. The stars are aligning for the third-round rookie to be an impact fantasy asset down the stretch.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 06:00:00 PM

Chris Johnson (knee) was spotted with a "significant limp" on Monday.

GM Steve Keim has said Johnson has a bone bruise, but an MRI could reveal further injury. Johnson has never missed a game with injury in his eight-year career, but he's looking less than 50-50 for Week 13. With Andre Ellington (toe) also ailing, David Johnson is one of this week's top waiver adds.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 01:13:00 PM

Cardinals GM Steve Keim said Chris Johnson suffered a bone bruise in his knee Week 12 against the 49ers.

Keim said the team will know more following a Monday MRI, but called Johnson "day to day." It is good news after Johnson took a helmet to the knee in the third quarter Sunday. Andre Ellington is also "day to day" with a toe injury, meaning rookie David Johnson could start this week against the Rams.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 10:04:00 AM

Chris Johnson exited Week 12 against the 49ers with a left knee injury.

Johnson took a helmet to the knee on a goal-line carry in the third quarter. He was examined on the sideline for quite some time before limping into the locker room. He never returned. Johnson finished with 17 yards on 12 carries. Andre Ellington also exited the game with a foot injury, leaving rookie David Johnson as the lead back.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 06:13:00 PM

Chris Johnson (knee) is probable for Week 12 against the 49ers.

The Cardinals limited Johnson's reps this week, but his status was never a concern. He's averaging 3.2 YPC over his last three games. Johnson is our No. 16 running back for Week 12.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 05:59:00 PM

Chris Johnson (knee) was limited in Thursday's practice.

The Cardinals also limited the reps of Larry Fitzgerald. Johnson will continue to serve as Arizona's lead back in Sunday's juicy matchup with the 49ers.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 04:13:00 PM

Chris Johnson (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

It's not clear when Johnson suffered the injury. The Cardinals could be managing his reps. Johnson is set up for a big Week 12 with a matchup against the 49ers.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 07:46:00 PM

Chris Johnson had 18 carries for 63 yards and caught one pass for two yards in the Cardinals' Week 11 win over the Bengals.

The Cardinals continued featuring Johnson as their workhorse, giving only three touches to Andre Ellington. He had a long run of only nine yards, and didn't have any red-zone chances. There wasn't much running room for Johnson behind a not fully healthy offensive line. Johnson is a top-10 play against the 49ers in Week 12.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 12:25:00 AM