Chris Johnson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Gun charge against ex-Jet Chris Johnson dropped

    Newark Star-Ledger "Chris Johnson, the former Jets running back who is recovering at home in Florida after being shot in a fatal drive-by shooting there over the weekend, had a misdemeanor gun charge against him from back in January dropped, court records confirm. Johnson on Wednesday night took to Instagram to..." March 12

  • 19d
    Kimberley A. Martin @KMart_LI

    Per incident report from Orange County Sheriff's Office, Chris Johnson was "uncooperative" + would only say "a car roll by and they shot"

  • Chris Johnson -- Shooters Gunned For Jeep... Not Necessarily CJ2K "Police in Orlando are operating under the assumption that shooters targeted the Jeep NFL star Chris Johnson was in Sunday morning ... which led to his injuries and the death of another man. While cops believe the Jeep was the intended target, they are unsure if the shooters were specifically..." March 09

  • Chris Johnson released from hospital after being wounded in drive-by shooting

    Sporting News "Veteran running back Chris Johnson has been released from Orlando Regional Medical Center as he continues to recover from a gunshot wound he sustained in a drive-by shooting early Sunday in his hometown. Johnson's representatives at EAG Sports Management released a statement saying he was out..." March 09

  • Chris Johnson -- NFL Star Shot in Drive-By ... One Person Dead "NFL running back Chris Johnson was shot in the shoulder during a drive-by in Orlando, FL early Sunday morning ... and one of the people in his car was killed. Orange County Sheriff officials say the shooting took place around 4:09 AM -- when a mystery shooter opened fire on a Jeep that Chris..." March 08

  • Chris Johnson: I never got a chance to showcase my talents

    Pro Football Talk "The Jets were under different management when they signed running back Chris Johnson before the 2014 season and the new people in charge have opted not to pick up the team’s option on Johnson for the 2015 season. According to Johnson, the reason why he won’t be back with the team is because he..." February 17

  • Jets decline option on Chris Johnson

    ESPN New York "After one underwhelming season, the New York Jets have decided to part ways with running back Chris Johnson, declining Saturday to exercise a $500,000 option bonus. They had until Monday to make the decision. It means Johnson, one of only seven players to rush for 2,000 yards in a season, will..." February 15

  • Source: Chris Johnson, Michael Vick leaving Jets

    Metro News "It appears that newly appointed general manager Mike Maccagnan won't be trigger shy about making moves for his New York Jets as two big-name veteran players are likely on their way out. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a league source tells Metro New York that the Jets appear set to let..." February 14

  • Chris Johnson: 'It's been frustrating'

    ESPN New York "During his peak years with the Tennessee Titans, Chris Johnson welcomed the Monday morning aches and pains. It usually meant a busy and productive Sunday. He longs for those days now. "I don't really play, so I'm never sore," the New York Jets running back told on Thursday. The..." October 31

  • Jets’ Chris Johnson ‘frustrated’ by diminished role

    New York Post "Jets running back Chris Johnson is doing his best to keep quiet, but his disappearing role on this team is clearly bothering him. Johnson played just 16 of the 84 (19 percent) offensive snaps in Sunday’s 43-23 loss to the Bills. He had just three carries for seven yards and two catches for..." October 30

  • Chris Johnson’s motivation: ‘I want to let them know they made a mistake’

    New York Post "Chris Johnson does not have to look far for inspiration this season. The Jets running back has rushed for 1,000 yards in each of his six professional seasons. He is one of only seven men to ever rush for 2,000 yards in a season. He is only 28 years old. But the Titans, the only team he ever..." July 09

  • Chris Johnson says Titans were “nasty” for cutting him so late

    Pro Football Talk "No one was surprised that the Titans decided to move on from running back Chris Johnson. Plenty were surprised by the timing, with the move coming on April 4, more than three weeks after the free-agency market opened. Even though Johnson has joined the Jets, he has some lingering animosity..." June 18

  • 346d
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Former Titans RB Chris Johnson reached agreement with Jets on a two-year deal, per league sources.

  • Chris Johnson, Jets agree to terms on 2-year deal "A day after meeting with the Jets, running back Chris Johnson has agreed to terms on a two-year deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Titans parted ways with Johnson earlier this month amid a report that the team questioned his work ethic. The Jets reportedly had no such concerns, which..." April 16

  • Chris Johnson after meeting with Jets: I'm taking it one day at a time "Chris Johnson, released by the Titans earlier this month, met with the Jets Tuesday. He took in a Nets-Knicks game that night, and by Wednesday ... he remains a free agent. He told a group of reporters that "everything went well" in his meet-and-greet with the Jets but offered little in the way of..." April 16

  • Chris Johnson is at the Jets’ facility

    Pro Football Talk "The Jets’ interest in free agent running back Chris Johnson wasn’t just talk. Johnson is actually at the Jets’ facility this morning for a visit with team officials, Adam Schefter of ESPN first reported and PFT has confirmed. If the Jets were to sign Johnson this week, they’d have him in the..." April 15

  • Chris Johnson remains available, but maybe for not much longer

    Pro Football Talk "When the Titans cut running back Chris Johnson, the initial expectation was that he’d sign by the middle of last week. He didn’t. So when will he sign? We currently believe it could happen in the next few days, if it happens at all before the draft. Teams soon will be shifting their focus..." April 15

  • No rush to sign Chris Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "A week after one of the fastest men in the NFL was released, he’s in no hurry to sign with a new team. Or, perhaps more accurately, no team is in a hurry to sign him. As of last Friday, Johnson was expected to join a new team by the middle of this week. The fact that he hasn’t strongly..." April 11

  • Chris Johnson won’t be trying out for any teams

    Pro Football Talk "As the Chris Johnson watch continues with nothing really to watch, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports raises an intriguing point on the whole visit-workout dynamic. For street free agents (i.e., guys who were cut by other teams with ongoing contracts), visits must be reported to the league office...." April 09

  • Report: Titans disliked Chris Johnson's 'questionable work ethic' "On Friday the Titans officially made the move to cut running back Chris Johnson. While we wait to find out where Johnson will play next (the Jets are heavy favorites), the fallout continues from Johnson's run with Tennessee. Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean broke down the full details of Johnson's..." April 06

  • Chris Johnson to have new team by middle of next week

    Pro Football Talk "On Friday, the Titans cut running back Chris Johnson. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Johnson currently is expected to pick his next team by the middle of next week. It’s still unclear where he will land, although the strongest link appears to be to the Jets. Given the extended..." April 06

  • Look for Chris Johnson to have new team by middle of next week

    Pro Football Talk "On Friday, the Titans cut running back Chris Johnson. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Johnson currently is expected to pick his next team by the middle of next week. It’s still unclear where he will land, although the strongest link appears to be to the Jets. Given the extended..." April 05

  • Titans release Chris Johnson "Running back Chris Johnson will be released by the Tennessee Titans on Friday, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The lightning-fast Johnson was one of the league's most dynamic and explosive playmakers early in his career. He ran for 2,006 yards in 2009 and is one of only six players..." April 05

  • Agent: Chris Johnson will be gone from Titans soon "NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Tennessee Titans will either trade or release Chris Johnson before offseason workouts begin next week. After speaking with Titans management Wednesday, agent Joel Segal told SiriusXM NFL Radio that it's only a "matter of time" before the..." April 03

  • 360d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Next shoe to drop in @NFL: Impending release of #Titans RB Chris Johnson. Should happen at the end of this week or beginning of next week

  • Chris Johnson becomes the next big free-agency story

    Pro Football Talk "Agent Joel Segal has had a busy two weeks. But he won’t be able to exhale just yet. Twelve days ago, Segal client Mike Vick visited and signed with the Jets. Five days ago, Segal client DeSean Jackson was cut by the Eagles. Today, Jackson will sign with the Redskins (if he hasn’t signed the..." April 02

  • 363d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Jets have been reluctant to dive into DeSean Jackson derby, but perhaps they’re allotting money for Chris Johnson. There is some interest

  • 365d
    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Titans very likely to release RB Chris Johnson next week after failed trade attempts. Would draw strong interest as FA as DeSean Jackson did

  • Chris Johnson plans to be at Titans workouts

    Tennessean "Chris Johnson still doesn't know which team he will be playing for this year, but he plans on reporting to the Titans next month for the start of their offseason workout program. The Titans continue to shop the veteran running back, and indications are some teams have shown interest, but coach..." March 26

  • 374d
    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Source says there's trade interest inTitans RB Chris Johnson. But doesn't seem to me Rams or Cardinals involved despite RB need.

  • Trade market heating up for Chris Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "The Titans want to trade Chris Johnson. Johnson is willing to take less money (but not much less money) to make it happen. For now, it could be working. Per a league source, a trade market is emerging for Johnson. The market arises from real interest in Johnson from multiple teams. For..." March 19

  • 380d
    FOX Football Daily @FFD

    .@MikeGarafolo on FFD: @ChrisJohnson28 is willing to restructure his contract in order to help facilitate a trade

  • Titans looking to trade Chris Johnson

    Tennessean "Just about everyone who follows the Titans has come to the conclusion running back Chris Johnson won’t be back in 2014. It’s been written about, and talked about, since the end of the 2013 season. Johnson’s base salary of $8 million for this fall, coming off a year when he ran for a..." March 10

  • 384d
    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Per league source, Titans will soon begin attempting to trade RB Chris Johnson. Full story coming at PFT.

  • Titans meet with Johnson's agent, but status unchanged

    Tennessean "The Titans met with the agent for Chris Johnson here at the NFL Combine this weekend, but the veteran running back’s status remains unchanged. Johnson is scheduled to make $8 million in 2014 and he’s said on numerous occasions he has no plans to take a pay cut. The Titans are contemplating..." February 24

  • Titans, Chris Johnson still in limbo over running back's status "The Tennessee Titans still have not made a decision on Chris Johnson, according to a league source. The Titans running back is set to make $8M next season but does not have clarity on his situation yet, with the team not committed on his status for 2014, a source said. Team officials met with..." February 23

  • Ken Whisenhunt: 'No rush' on Chris Johnson roster decision "It wouldn't surprise anyone if the Titans end up moving on from running back Chris Johnson before 2014 begins. Johnson is due a lot of money in the next few years and Tennessee could clear up some salary cap space by cutting the former 2,000-yard rusher. Asked at the 2014 NFL Combine if he was..." February 20

  • Titans' Chris Johnson to have knee scoped; near lock to hit FA market "Former Pro Bowl running back Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans will have a knee scope Tuesday to repair a meniscus he tore in Week 3, according to a league source, and seems a virtual certainty to hit the free-agent market this spring. Johnson had an MRI on the Monday following the Sept. 22..." January 27

  • Titans expected to cut Chris Johnson

    Tennessean "Even before Tuesday’s press conference at Saint Thomas Sports Park, I thought Titans running back Chris Johnson was a goner. Now, I feel even more certain. In answering questions from reporters while introducing new head coach Ken Whisenhunt, General Manager Ruston Webster talked with..." January 16

  • 438d
    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Source says Ken Whisenhunt has favorable impression of Jake Locker but Chris Johnson not likely to be new coach's running back

  • Chris Johnson wants the ball more or wants out

    Pro Football Talk "With a new coach heading his way who isn’t necessarily beholden to him, Titans running back Chris Johnson might want tread lightly. After all, his $8 million salary might not fit with the new guy’s ideas about the position or the system. But Johnson reversed field on politeness, saying if..." January 08

  • Would C.J. consider a pay cut? No way

    Tennessean "Titans running back Chris Johnson made three things clear on Thursday: –He still feels like he’s one of the most dynamic playmakers in the NFL. –He’d like to return to the Titans next season, and he’s trying to ignore talk that suggests they could move on without him. –He won’t take a pay..." December 26

  • 464d
    Jim Wyatt @jwyattsports

    RB Chris Johnson returned after sitting on Wednesday with a sore knee #Titans

  • Chris Johnson needs to be used better, Titans CEO says "NFL Media columnist Michael Silver reported over the weekend that Chris Johnson is unlikely to return to the Tennessee Titans at his scheduled $8 million salary in 2014. In a Tuesday interview with Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, new team president and CEO Tommy Smith said it was "premature" to..." December 11

  • 476d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    What @MikeSilver & I reported on #NFLGameDay: Big changes coming for Titans. Munchak coaching for his job. CJ2k expected to be cut after ‘13

  • Chris Johnson: Running game needs to step it up

    Tennessean "Titans running back Chris Johnson hasn’t played in a playoff game since his rookie season in 2008. If something doesn’t change, he thinks the drought will continue. That “something” is the success in the run game, or lack thereof. “If the running game doesn’t get going, this is going to..." November 01

  • Chris Johnson Impresses During Preseason

    Titan Sized "Entering his sixth NFL season Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson is coming off the best preseason campaign of his career. In the three exhibition games Johnson played in he amassed 155 yards and one touchdown on only 20 carries (7.75 yards per carry). Interestingly those numbers look..." August 30

  • Titans' Johnson dreams of second 2K season

    Fox Sports Tennessee "Seven different NFL running backs have eclipsed 2000 rushing yards in a season including Minnesota's Adrian Peterson last year. The previous six — including the Titans' Chris Johnson — never reached that milestone again leaving Peterson and Johnson as the only active players with a chance to..." August 06

  • Titans' Johnson happy, eager to prove he can dominate again "Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson won't say who won his race against the cheetah. "I can't tell you" he said. "You'll have to watch in November when it's on TV." "I bet you didn't beat the cheetah" I said. "How much you want to bet?" he said. "You might win some money you might..." July 29

  • Chris Johnson, Devin Hester to race a cheetah "Titans running back Chris Johnson is racing a cheetah. Yep arguably the NFL's fastest player is racing the planet's fastest animal. Johnson won't be alone: Bears returner Devin Hester is racing too. It's all part of Nat Geo Wild's Big Cat Week kickoff special "Man vs. Cheetah" which will air in..." July 24