Chris Johnson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Chris Johnson wanted to stay with Cardinals, Bruce Arians

    Pro Football Talk "A year ago, running back Chris Johnson selected the Cardinals because he thought he’d get a chance to re-establish himself as a complement to/replacement for Andre Ellington. Chris Johnson has now returned to the Cardinals for entirely different reasons. Even though the Cardinals are poised to..." March 18

  • Cardinals re-sign Chris Johnson

    SI "The Arizona Cardinals have re-signed running back Chris Johnson to a one-year deal, the team announced. Johnson played in 11 games for the Cardinals last season, running the ball 196 times for 814 yards and three touchdowns. He split time in the backfield with David Johnson and Andre..." March 17

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Other teams have requested visits with RB Chris Johnson but unlikely he makes them at this point. Expects to pick between Miami and Arizona

  • Chris Johnson is hoping to be back with Cardinals in 2016

    Fox Sports "Chris Johnson hopes to re-sign with the Arizona Cardinals, and it appears the feeling is mutual. Johnson said Tuesday night that he has spoken with head coach Bruce Arians and running backs coach Stump Mitchell about returning. "They want me back and I want to be back, but you know how the..." February 24

  • Adidas offers $1M to break the 40-yard dash record at NFL combine

    CBS Sports "For years, NFL prospects have tried to break Chris Johnson's 40-yard dash record of 4.24 seconds. And for years, they've come up short. Adidas is trying to really incentivize someone to break the record this year, offering $1 million to any prospect who beats the number set by CJ2K at the..." February 10

  • Chris Johnson 'ready to go' if Cardinals make Super Bowl

    USA Today "Chris Johnson says he’s feeling explosive. If the rules were different, Johnson thinks he could’ve played in the Arizona Cardinals’ playoff opener last weekend. But the veteran running back isn’t eligible to come off short-term injured reserve until next week, meaning his Cardinals teammates..." January 19

  • Report: Cardinals' Chris Johnson (fractured tibia) out indefinitely

    CBS Sports "The Cardinals did an incredible job reviving the career of Chris Johnson this year, with the man previously known as CJ2K rushing for more yards this year (814) than in his 16 games with the Jets last season (663) when he looked washed up. Unfortunately that revival is put on hold with Johnson..." December 01

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    Arizona Sports @AZSports

    GM Steve Keim: Chris Johnson has bone bruise in knee, Andre Ellington has toe injury.

  • Cardinals' Chris Johnson diagnosed with fractured tibia

    The Score "Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson was diagnosed with a fractured tibia and will miss "an extended period of time," according to FOX Sports' Jay Glazer. Johnson suffered the injury during Sunday's 19-13 win over the San Francisco 49ers. The 30-year-old was undergoing a renaissance..." November 30

  • Report: Cardinals, Chris Johnson have extension talks

    Pro Football Talk "After Chris Johnson ran for 103 yards in a Week Five victory over the Lions, Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim said that a contract extension for the veteran running back was something the team would look at in the coming weeks. Johnson had another big game against the Ravens last Sunday and..." November 01

  • Cardinals' Chris Johnson says he cried himself to sleep following shooting

    ESPN "When Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson takes the field Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, it'll mark the end of a comeback Johnson never expected to happen. In the weeks after he suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder in March in Orlando, Florida, the former 2,000-yard back..." September 13

  • Chris Johnson: "I Believe In Tebow... Don't Give Up On NFL!"

    TMZ "Tim Tebow's not some laughing stock amongst his peers ... just ask NFL superstar Chris Johnson who tells TMZ Sports point blank -- he thinks Tebow BELONGS in the league. The Arizona Cardinals running back was leaving 1 Oak nightclub in Hollywood last night (gotta get it in before the season..." September 07

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    Kent Somers @kentsomers

    If Chris Johnson plays vs Denver Thurs, it will be 1st time he’s played in final preseason game since 2009, his 2nd season. #azcardinals

  • Chris Johnson gets $400,000 guaranteed

    Pro Football Talk "Running back Chris Johnson may not have been promised anything by the Cardinals. But he has received a pretty significant guarantee. PFT has confirmed that $400,000 of Johnson’s $870,000 base salary is fully guaranteed, for skill, injury, and salary cap. It means that, even if the Cardinals..." August 29

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    Darren Urban @Cardschatter

    Arians: Believes RB Chris Johnson is now day to day with hamstring. Originally thought it'd be 1-to-2 weeks. #CardsCamp

  • Cardinals’ Chris Johnson out a week or two with pulled hamstring

    Pro Football Talk "Chris Johnson wasn’t able to stay healthy for long in Arizona. Johnson, the running back signed by the Cardinals last week, did not play in last night’s preseason game against the Chargers even though the Cardinals had initially planned to get him at least a few carries. Afterward, coach Bruce..." August 23

  • Cardinals sign running back Chris Johnson "Chris Johnson is back in the NFL. He has less than three weeks to prove he still belongs. The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to terms with Johnson, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported according to a source informed of the situation. Jay Glazer of FOX first reported the story. Johnson will..." August 18

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    Josina Anderson @JosinaAnderson

    Source: #RB Chris Johnson passed his physical with the #Cardinals.

  • Cardinals GM: ‘Nothing on the horizon to report as of right now’ with RB Chris Johnson

    Arizona Sports "With the way things seemed to be progressing, it almost seems like a surprise that Chris Johnson is not an Arizona Cardinal as of Monday morning. Early last week Cardinals coach Bruce Arians talked about the idea of adding another running back to the mix, and within days Johnson — the former..." August 17

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    Jay Glazer @JayGlazer

    Chris Johnson is heading to Arizona on Sunday for a workout and physical with Cardinals.

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    Rand Getlin @Rand_Getlin

    While it's unclear at this point where @ChrisJohnson28 will play this year, one team his agent has been in contact with: the #Cowboys.

  • Chris Johnson on drive-by shooting: 'It easily could have been me' who was killed

    CBS Sports "Chris Johnson is going to play in the NFL again. I don't know when. Or exactly with which team it will be. But it's going to happen. After surviving a harrowing drive-by shooting that left him in the hospital with gunshot wounds to his right shoulder and claimed the life of a close friend..." July 19

  • Chris Johnson, wounded in a drive-by shooting, is ready to play again

    CBS Sports "Chris Johnson is going to play in the NFL again. I don't know when. Or exactly with which team it will be. But it's going to happen. After surviving a harrowing drive-by shooting that left him in the hospital with gunshot wounds to his right shoulder and claimed the life of a close friend..." July 17

  • Chris Johnson Wants to Play for the Cowboys

    Sportsnaut "Former New York Jets running back Chris Johnson was caught out on the town with his former quarterback Vince Young. The two were hanging out at Katsuya, a popular sushi restaurant in Hollywood. Not wasting any time with small talk, a reporter from TMZ Sports asked Johnson if he could see..." May 05

  • Chris Johnson -- 'In Talks' With NFL Teams ... Prepping for Comeback

    TMZ "Just one month after he was hit in the shoulder in a drive by shooting, Chris Johnson is already getting ready to return to the NFL -- and sources tell us he's "in talks" with multiple NFL teams. Johnson has previously said he's been checked out by a doctor -- and insists he's good to go...." April 16

  • NFL's Chris Johnson -- $5,000 Reward for Shooter's Arrest

    TMZ "The person who shot NFL running back Chris Johnson -- and killed his friend -- now has a $5,000 bounty on his (or her) head ... TMZ Sports has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us ... investigators have been working like hell trying to identify and locate whoever fired the shots in that..." April 13

  • 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

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    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

    TMZ "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

    TMZ "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

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    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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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'

    CBS Sports "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

    ESPN "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

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