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Chris Johnson | RB | New York Jets
Posted: 4/18/2015 12:05am et
Free-agent RB Chris Johnson (shoulder) has been working out even though he was shot in the shoulder during a drive by shooting last month. Johnson has received interest from several teams.
Huddle Up: It's starting to get late early for Johnson, who will turn 30 in September -- the not-so-magical milestone for RBs -- so look for the former Jet and Titan to likely have to settle for a short-term, incentive-laden deal as a backup.

Posted: 3/9/2015 6:14pm et
Free-agent RB Chris Johnson (Jets) was released from the hospital Monday, March 9, according to a source. Johnson was shot in the arm and is now at home resting. He did not have surgery.
Huddle Up: Johnson is expected to make a full recovery, maybe even in time to land a new gig for 2015. And we finally have a new nickname for the former CJ2K: how about CJ-AK47?

Posted: 3/8/2015 3:12pm et
Free-agent RB Chris Johnson (shoulder) was shot in the shoulder during a drive-by shooting in Orlando Sunday, March 8. Johnson was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.
Huddle Up: Real scary and serious news for the former Jet and Titan as the driver of the vehicle he was riding in was killed in the incident. Here's wishing the 29-year-old RB a complete recovery and a fresh start to improve upon the career lows, including 663 rushing yards, he had last season in N.Y.

Posted: 2/15/2015 9:20pm et
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson's option was not be exercised, as expected. Johnson will become a free agent.
Huddle Up: Johnson, who turns 30 in September, easily hit career lows with 663 rushing yards and 155 carries last season, and it will be challenging to find a new gig paying decent money given the glut of veteran RBs expected to hit the free-agent market and the exceptionally strong RB draft class entering the league.

Posted: 2/14/2015 12:03pm et
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson is expected to be released in the next few days, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Johnson was more of a contributing player than a feature back for the Jets last season, and with the regime change there's nothing holding him to the team. CJ?K will likely need to find another complementary role, as he's no longer viewed as a feature back in the NFL.

Posted: 1/16/2015 11:00pm et
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson, who had just 663 rushing yards this year, is expected to be released this offseason. Johnson is due to make $4 million in 2015.
Huddle Up: Definitely expect Chris Ivory to have a new running mate in the Jets' backfield next season as Johnson's pricetag has outlived his production.

Posted: 12/2/2014 1:13am et
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson had 17 carries for 105 yards in the team's 16-13 loss to the Miami Dolphins Monday, Dec. 1. His 17 carries were a season high, and he topped 100 yards for his first time with the Jets.
Huddle Up: A clutch performance for those fantasy GMs who rolled the dice Monday night with the player formerly producing as CJ2K, but how many owners this actually benefited is in serious question.

Posted: 11/6/2014 7:04pm et
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (ankle) practiced fully Thursday, Nov. 6.
Huddle Up: Johnson will play Sunday as he has all season, but it's a dart throw projecting his usage as he's had alternating weeks of single- and double-digit touches over the last month. He is coming off a season-high 101 total yards on 13 touches (11 rushes, 2 receptions) in the Week 9 loss in K.C. so take your best guess what that means for this week.

Posted: 10/30/2014 7:37pm et
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson, who carried the ball just three times for seven yards in Week 8, said he's frustrated with his limited role in the offense. 'This is the first time I've ever felt this type of frustration, but there's nothing I can really do about it right now,' Johnson said. Johnson and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg discussed the possibility of expanded his role 2 weeks ago, but that hasn't come to fruition. Head coach Rex Ryan insisted that Johnson isn't being phased out of the offense.
Huddle Up: Chris Ivory has been much better than expected -- currently ranking 11th among all fantasy backs -- and has emerged as the Jets' no-doubt No. 1 option. The recent trade for WR Percy Harvin also takes some opportunities away from Johnson on short passes and even some rushing attempts. The bottom line is that Johnson certainly isn't startable in the majority of leagues, but he still has value as an Ivory handcuff in deeper leagues.

Posted: 10/14/2014 7:44pm et
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (ankle) was a full participant in practice Tuesday, Oct. 14.
Huddle Up: Since putting up 61 total yards and a TD in Week 4, Johnson has only 33 total yards on 12 touches over the last 2 games as the Jets have been running in place. He shouldn't come anywhere near a starting lineup -- or even a roster in smaller leagues -- until he shows some signs of life.

Posted: 9/29/2014 10:24am et
New York Jets RB Chris Ivory played 37 snaps (58% of the offense) in Week 4. RBs Chris Johnson and Bilal Powell only played on 18 and 11 snaps, respectively.
Huddle Up: Johnson had the home run touchdown run, but he's definitely sliding into a complimentary role alongside Ivory. Bump his fantasy prospects down accordingly.

Posted: 9/19/2014 5:54pm et
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (ankle) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 19.
Huddle Up: Johnson was limited all week but still should play Monday, but the bigger concern for his fantasy owners has to be the higher level of production shown by backfield mate Chris Ivory.

Posted: 9/8/2014 11:01am et
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson played in 33 of the 70 offensive snaps in Week 1. RB Chris Ivory played in 30 of the 70 offensive snaps. Johnson had 13 carries for 68 yards and five catches for 23 yards with a touchdown in Week 1.
Huddle Up: Looks to be a full-on job share in New York. Both were reasonably productive, though most of Ivory's stats came via one long touchdown carry. Also notable that Johnson saw some goal line work, an area expected to be primarily Ivory's gig.

Posted: 8/8/2014 3:58pm et
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson looked rusty in his debut with the team against the Indianapolis Colts Thursday, Aug. 7. RB Chris Ivory (rib) was injured in the game and RB Bilal Powell (hamstring) is still nursing an injury, so Johnson was the team's lone healthy back for this game. Johnson dropped a pass on a third down and lacked burst while running, rushing for just two yards and a touchdown on four carries.
Huddle Up: Outside of some QB scrambles, no one looked particularly well running the ball Thursday night for N.Y. as the Jets averaged only 2.7 yards per rush on 37 carries. And it's not like Johnson has been a recent model of consistency, either, looking sluggish for one game or one series and then busting off a 70-yard scoring run in the next.

Posted: 8/6/2014 3:49pm et
New York Jets RBs Chris Johnson, Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell will all receive playing time this season, and the team likely will use a running back-by-committee approach, according to head coach Rex Ryan. Ryan said there is a chance the team uses the hot hand during games.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners already are wary with Johnson's ADP currently sitting around 75 (25th among RBs), but it could be headed even lower if we're seriously talking about a "hot-hand," 3-back committee. Wait and monitor the situation as long as you can this preseason before making any definitive draft-board decisions.

Posted: 7/25/2014 9:48am et
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson was put in motion and flexed out wide a lot in practice Thursday, July 24.
Huddle Up: Marty Mornhinweg is looking for ways to take advantage of CJ?K's speed, and there's no better way to do that than getting him the ball in space. Johnson has had success as a receiver, and in the Jets' West Coast system it's something he'll be expected to do more of this season.

Posted: 7/23/2014 10:01pm et
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (knee) will not be limited at the start of training camp, and he was 'flying' during his conditioning test, according to head coach Rex Ryan.
Huddle Up: The key to Johnson's game is his speed, and if he hasn't lost it he has a shot at another 1,000-yard season with his new team.

Posted: 6/19/2014 2:11am et
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (knee) says he will be ready for training camp in July. Johnson has participated in individual workouts the past two days. Johnson is excited to run behind a veteran offensive line, and believes he can be a 2,000-yard back in 2014. "I don't feel like I'm getting older or I lost a step. I still feel good. I still feel explosive, I just know the type of player I am, I'd never sell myself short," Johnson said, Wednesday, June 18. Bilal Powell and Alex Green have received the majority of repetitions during the team's minicamp.
Huddle Up: If Johnson is healthy in time for camp he should have little difficulty moving into the top spot on the Jets' RB depth chart, but another 2K season seems overly optimistic.

Posted: 6/17/2014 2:07pm et
Updating a previous report, New York Jets running backs coach Anthony Lynn essentially said the team plans to let RB Chris Johnson run the ball as much as possible. "He's definitely going to get the ball,' Lynn said. "So, it's what he does with the ball. He can have as many yards as he wants."
Huddle Up: Johnson hasn't topped 279 rushes in any of the last 3 seasons after logging 358 and 316 carries, respectively, during his 2009-10 heydays with the Titans. We'll see if the switch to the run-heavy Jets changes things, or if Bilal Powell and/or Chris Ivory will cut into Johnson's workload.

Posted: 6/8/2014 5:29pm et
The New York Jets are not likely to cut back on the wildcat or read- option in 2014, in the opinion of Rich Cimini of ESPN New York. The team could use more of those formations to maximize the speed of RB Chris Johnson.
Huddle Up: Johnson has landed in the right spot, at least in terms of opportunity, as Rex Ryan's Jets have logged the most rushing attempts (2,571) and third-most rushing yards (10,876) in the league over the past 5 seasons -- no matter what the scheme or formation.

Posted: 5/22/2014 10:41pm et
New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (knee) expects to be held out of OTAs until he is 100 percent healthy. Currently, Johnson is rehabbing, and this week started straight-ahead running.
Huddle Up: No huge deal as RBs typically can do without the extra work, but getting in a few extra preseason reps will grow more important later this summer as Johnson is joining a new offense.