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Chris Johnson | Running Back | #23

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/23/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 203
College: East Carolina
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (24) / TEN
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Free agent Chris Johnson tweeted that he'd be interested in a reunion with the Titans.
Johnson earned three Pro Bowl nods during his six-year stay in Tennessee including 2009 when he cracked the elusive 2,000-yard rushing plateau. The 32-year-old spent most of last season out of the league after being cut by Arizona, but sees an opening now that Tennessee has moved on from veteran DeMarco Murray. "I don’t think back to Titans would be a bad idea," he tweeted on Friday. Even if Johnson were to end up in Tennessee, he'd be little more than a change-of-pace option behind workhorse Derrick Henry. Mar 9 - 3:49 PM

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Cardinals released RB Chris Johnson.

The move clears a roster spot for Adrian Peterson. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians is a CJ2K fan, but the 32-year-old back was running on fumes this season, averaging 2.53 yards on his 45 carries. The Cardinals' line is a disaster, but Johnson's play-making ability is gone. It's possible, if not likely, he's taken his final NFL carry. A transcendent player in his prime, Johnson isn't quite a Hall-of-Famer, but is just one level below.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 01:40:00 PM

Chris Johnson totaled 21 yards on nine carries while catching his lone target for a gain of eight yards Sunday in the Cardinals’ Week 5 loss to the Eagles.

He never really had a chance in this one as the Cardinals fell behind early and were never able to establish their running game. Johnson remains firmly ahead of Kerwynn Williams in Arizona’s backfield pecking order, though he’s only produced 70 yards on 34 carries over his last three games (2.06 yards per carry). He’ll get another bite at the apple next week against the Bucs.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 06:17:00 PM

Chris Johnson rushed 13 times for 32 yards in the Cardinals' Week 4 win over the 49ers.

He added 31 yards on three catches. Johnson looked much better than he did against Dallas last week, but it's still pretty clear he doesn't have much left in the tank. Andre Ellington is out-snapping Johnson and offers far more upside as a pass-catcher in one of the most pass-happy offenses. Johnson remains firmly ahead of Kerwynn Williams but isn't a strong fantasy option.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 08:44:00 PM

Chris Johnson will remain the Cardinals' starting running back for Week 4.

Johnson carried the mail on early downs against the Cowboys, but was ineffective. He was out-snapped and out-gained by Andre Ellington. Coach Bruce Arians decided Johnson was "rusty," and will get another chance against the 49ers. Kerwynn Williams is the other option between the tackles. Daily Slant: On top of the "rust," game flow hurt Johnson’s production. Playing from behind for all but two plays in the 4th, Arizona rolled with Ellington for the final frame while Johnson didn’t log a touch. Their Week 4 opponent, San Francisco, has limited runners to 3.5 ypc but they’ve seen the most attempts and allowed the 10th-most total rushing yards (124.3/game). With Arizona favored by 7, game flow could boost Johnson’s volume. It also helps their O-line should return two starters. Still, he’ll be a high-risk GPP dart throw that may not have a high enough ceiling to be worth the risk.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 03:33:00 PM

Chris Johnson rushed 12 times for 17 yards in the Cardinals' Week 3 loss to the Cowboys.

He added one catch for four yards on two targets. Johnson got the start for Arizona and led all Cardinals' backs in carries, but Andre Ellington out-snapped him 49-31. Kerwynn Williams played just one snap. Johnson seemed to be phased out in the second half, as he was getting nothing going on the ground, and the Cardinals were playing from behind much of the fourth quarter. Ellington plays in most passing situations. None of these guys can be trusted in fantasy.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 12:13:00 AM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians expects Chris Johnson's carries to increase in Week 3.

Making his 2017 debut, Johnson had 11 carries in Week 2, soundly out-playing Kerwynn Williams. Arians appears ready to give Johnson a chance to run with starting duties during David Johnson's absence. Fantasy players shouldn't expect more than an RB3 day, but Johnson is worth scooping up in leagues where he remains unowned (admittedly, probably not many).
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 04:11:00 PM

Speaking Monday, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Chris Johnson could move up the depth chart for Week 3.

Johnson was easily the Cardinals' best runner in Sunday's narrow win over the Colts. He should get the first chance to establish the hot hand in Week 3 against the Cowboys, but Kerwynn Williams is unlikely to be phased out altogether. A washed Andre Ellington will do his best to change the pace. If at all possible, the situation is best avoided in fantasy leagues.
Mon, Sep 18, 2017 03:19:00 PM

Chris Johnson rushed 11 times for 44 yards in the Cardinals' Week 2 win over the Colts.

Johnson was the Cardinals' best runner in this game, and although he opened the contest behind Kerwynn Williams, Johnson wound up starting the second half and handling clock-milking work. Still, the Cardinals' backfield has almost no fantasy appeal because of the wide-ranging rotation. None of its members finished with more than 11 touches in Sunday's 16-13 victory.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 04:34:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Chris Johnson will back up starter Kerwynn Williams Sunday against the Colts.

Andre Ellington will be the primary back on third downs with Johnson handling change-of-pace duties behind Williams. Johnson won't be an appealing fantasy option, even in a plus matchup against a Colts squad that let up 46 points in Week 1.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 09:34:00 AM

Cardinals re-signed RB Chris Johnson.

This was expected after David Johnson was sent to injured reserve with a wrist injury. It is not clear what Johnson's role will be after the Cardinals decided to keep Kerwynn Williams over him at final cuts, but he is worth a speculative add in most formats. Andre Ellington will also have a role in the muddled backfield.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 12:59:00 PM

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports the Cardinals intend to re-sign Chris Johnson.

It makes sense after David Johnson was sent to injured reserve with a wrist injury. Johnson did not look great in the preseason, however, and the Cardinals kept Kerwynn Williams over him for a reason. Johnson is not guaranteed a role, but he is worth a speculative add in deeper leagues.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 11:45:00 AM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said the team is considering re-signing free agent RB Chris Johnson following David Johnson's wrist injury.

It's an obvious development with David expected to miss a minimum of 2-4 weeks. Were he to land back in the desert, Chris would form a three-man committee with Kerwynn Williams and Andre Ellington.
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 03:18:00 PM

Cardinals released RB Chris Johnson.

Johnson re-signed just before training camp and didn't look the same in preseason, losing out for the Cardinals' No. 2 running back job to Kerwynn Williams. Andre Ellington appears safe for now as Arizona's No. 3 back.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 02:34:00 PM

Chris Johnson rushed six times for 31 yards in the Cardinals' third preseason game.

He dropped his lone target. Johnson also fumbled twice, losing one. Entering his age-32 season, Johnson was re-signed in late July. Johnson has averaged just over 3.0 YPC this preseason and isn't a lock to make the team ahead of Kerwynn Williams and Andre Ellington. Johnson also doesn't play special teams.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 08:25:00 PM

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