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Chris Johnson | RB | New York Jets

Height: 5'11"     Weight: 203     Age: 29     Experience: 7th season     College: East Carolina     Drafted: 2008 R1 P24, Titans

Historical Statistics
Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2008 TEN 15 313 251 1228 4.9 9 1 62 43 260 1 1488 10 2 6 8
2009 TEN 16 430 358 2006 5.6 14 3 71 50 503 2 2509 16 7 13 8
2010 TEN 16 373 316 1364 4.3 11 2 57 44 245 1 1609 12 0 8 9
2011 TEN 16 341 262 1047 4.0 4 1 79 57 418 0 1465 4 0 7 3
2012 TEN 16 325 276 1243 4.5 6 4 49 36 232 0 1475 6 0 8 5
  Avg 16 352 290 1328 4.5 8 2 62 45 334 1 1661 10 2 8 7
Season To Date Statistics
Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2013 TEN 16 331 279 1077 3.9 6 2 52 42 345 4 1422 10 0 4 8
2013 Game Logs
Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @PIT 25 70 0 0 0 0
2 @HOU 25 96 0 1 1 0
3 SD 19 90 0 1 1 0
4 NYJ 15 21 0 2 10 0
5 KC 10 17 0 4 63 1
6 @SEA 12 33 0 3 21 0
7 SF 9 39 0 4 71 1
9 @STL 23 150 2 3 20 0
10 JAC 12 30 0 5 43 0
11 IND 17 86 2 1 -2 0
12 @OAK 20 73 0 3 8 0
13 @IND 18 69 0 6 32 1
14 @DEN 12 46 1 2 9 0
15 ARI 13 40 0 3 51 1
16 @JAC 22 90 0 1 3 0
17 HOU 27 127 1 3 14 0
2012 Game Logs
Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 NE 11 4 0 6 47 0
2 @SD 8 17 0 2 11 0
3 DET 14 24 0 1 5 0
4 @HOU 25 141 0 2 16 0
5 @MIN 15 24 0 1 5 0
6 PIT 19 91 0 4 23 0
7 @BUF 18 195 2 1 3 0
8 IND 21 99 0 2 18 0
9 CHI 16 141 1 4 10 0
10 @MIA 23 126 1 1 8 0
12 @JAC 21 80 0 2 29 0
13 HOU 13 51 0 4 20 0
14 @IND 19 44 0 3 15 0
15 NYJ 21 122 1 0 0 0
16 @GB 11 28 0 2 13 0
17 JAC 21 56 1 1 9 0
2011 Game Logs
Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @JAC 9 24 0 6 25 0
2 BAL 24 53 0 3 12 0
3 DEN 13 21 0 4 54 0
4 @CLE 23 101 0 2 11 0
5 @PIT 14 51 1 3 14 0
7 HOU 10 18 0 6 27 0
8 IND 14 34 0 3 17 0
9 CIN 14 64 0 4 46 0
10 @CAR 27 130 1 4 44 0
11 @ATL 12 13 0 3 15 0
12 TB 23 190 0 1 3 0
13 @BUF 23 153 2 1 4 0
14 NO 11 23 0 5 43 0
15 @IND 15 55 0 8 54 0
16 JAC 15 56 0 0 0 0
17 @HOU 15 61 0 4 49 0
2010 Game Logs
Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 OAK 27 142 2 4 8 0
2 PIT 16 34 0 5 19 0
3 @NYG 32 125 2 0 0 0
4 DEN 19 53 0 3 11 0
5 @DAL 19 131 2 1 1 0
6 @JAC 26 111 1 2 20 0
7 PHI 24 66 0 2 7 0
8 @SD 15 59 1 5 24 0
10 @MIA 17 117 1 1 7 0
11 WAS 21 130 0 2 6 0
12 @HOU 7 5 0 2 2 0
13 JAC 13 53 0 2 14 0
14 IND 22 111 1 8 68 0
15 HOU 24 130 1 1 7 0
16 @KC 14 58 0 0 0 0
17 @IND 20 39 0 6 51 1
2009 Game Logs
Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @PIT 15 57 0 1 11 0
2 HOU 16 197 2 9 87 1
3 @NYJ 22 97 0 1 8 0
4 @JAC 16 83 0 3 11 0
5 IND 9 34 0 2 9 0
6 @NE 17 128 0 0 0 0
8 JAC 24 228 2 2 11 0
9 @SF 25 135 2 3 25 0
10 BUF 26 132 2 9 100 0
11 @HOU 29 151 0 0 0 0
12 ARI 18 154 1 3 32 0
13 @IND 27 113 0 6 28 0
14 STL 28 117 2 3 69 1
15 MIA 29 104 0 2 55 0
16 SD 21 142 1 3 37 0
17 @SEA 36 134 2 3 20 0
2008 Game Logs
Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 JAC 15 93 0 3 34 1
2 @CIN 19 109 0 2 12 0
3 HOU 16 74 0 2 5 0
4 MIN 17 61 2 3 14 0
5 @BAL 18 44 0 2 4 0
7 @KC 18 168 1 2 4 0
8 IND 19 77 1 4 19 0
9 GB 24 89 1 6 72 0
10 @CHI 14 8 0 2 15 0
11 @JAC 17 64 0 4 24 0
12 NYJ 10 46 0 3 15 0
13 @DET 16 125 2 2 9 0
14 CLE 19 136 1 4 30 0
15 @HOU 13 65 0 2 2 0
16 PIT 16 69 1 2 1 0
P2 BAL 11 72 1 1 28 0

Recent Player News                             News items provided by KFFL

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.


Posted: 4/17/2014 10:32pm et

New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (knee) said he expects to receive medical clearance to resume football activities in the near future. He underwent knee surgery in January but expects to be fully healthy for training camp.

Huddle Up: For now at least, ohnson also said he wouldn't mind sharing carries, and with Bilal Powell and Chris Ivory still on the Jets' roster, look for that to be the case.


Posted: 4/16/2014 6:53pm et

Updating a previous report, the New York Jets signed RB Chris Johnson to a two-year deal worth $8 million, with another $1 million in incentives available.

Huddle Up: That's about as good a contract as Johnson could have hoped. He'll split the workload with Chris Ivory on the run-heavy Jets.


Posted: 4/16/2014 11:02am et

The New York Jets are sticking to their budget/value system. While they want free-agent RB Chris Johnson (Titans), they will not 'overpay' for him. The depressed running back market suggests Johnson will fetch $3-4 million per year maximum.

Huddle Up: It'll be a step down for CJ$K money-wise, but an incentive-laden short-term deal with the run-heavy Jets might be his best option right now.


Posted: 4/15/2014 10:19pm et

Free-agent RB Chris Johnson's (Titans) visit with the New York Jets reportedly went well Tuesday, April 15, but he left without a deal. Other teams are involved with him, too.

Huddle Up: Johnson, who will be hard-pressed to find a better fit, would bring the speed and playmaking ability the Jets need. He's never gained fewer than 1,422 yards from scrimmage in his 6 NFL seasons, while the Jets only have had one RB (Thomas Jones in 2008 & '09) reach that total over the past decade.


Posted: 4/15/2014 3:56pm et

The New York Jets are visiting with free-agent RB Chris Johnson (Titans) Tuesday, April 15.

Huddle Up: Could the CJ2K sweepstakes come down to a pair of AFC East rivals with the Bills also rumored to be interested in the RB, who has averaged 1,661 yards from scrimmage in his 6 NFL seasons? The Jets would seem to be a better fit, but stay tuned . . .


Posted: 4/13/2014 4:22pm et

The Miami Dolphins likely will not sign free-agent RB Chris Johnson (Titans) because they added RB Knowshon Moreno earlier in the offseason.

Huddle Up: Yeah, a Lamar Miller-Daniel Thomas-Moreno-CJ2K backfield might get a little too crowded.


Posted: 4/10/2014 12:37am et

Free-agent RB Chris Johnson (Titans) will not be engaging in private tryouts for anyone, according to a league source. The thinking is that he has generated six years of game film, and he's a proven commodity.

Huddle Up: At this point it's tough to see CJ?K getting anything more than an incentive-laden one-year "show me" type of deal, so why not rest on his body of work?


Posted: 4/7/2014 11:11am et

New York Jets RB Mike Goodson could be on the roster bubble if the team signs RB Chris Johnson (Titans) this offseason.

Huddle Up: Goodson has a ton of off-the-field baggage hanging over him, making him the likely cut if the Jets need to clear room for CJ?K.


Posted: 4/6/2014 3:36pm et

The Tennessee Titans have not officially released RB Chris Johnson yet because it has not been on the list of NFL transactions at this point. Johnson will not be able to sign with another team until he is officially released.

Huddle Up: Nothing it seems is ever cut and dry with CJ2K -- even his pending release from the Titans. He'll officially be on the open market soon enough, but it remains to be seen how much interest he'll generate.


Posted: 4/4/2014 10:34am et

Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson will meet with general manager Ruston Webster Friday, April 4. Johnson is expected to undergo a physical during the visit and be released.

Huddle Up: It's one of the worst-kept secrets in football that CJ?K will be released, and it looks like by the end of Friday he'll officially be free to start talking to other teams.


Posted: 4/3/2014 3:53pm et

The Tennessee Titans are expected to release RB Chris Johnson at the end of this week or beginning of next week.

Huddle Up: There have been no takers with CJ2K's big salary, so it looks like he'll hit the open market.


Posted: 3/30/2014 10:56pm et

The Atlanta Falcons have no interest in Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson.

Huddle Up: The Falcons made one 2013's biggest FA RB splashes in bringing Steven Jackson aboard, but it wouldn't make much sense -- financial or otherwise -- for them to dip into that pool for a second straight year.


Posted: 3/30/2014 2:27pm et

The New York Jets could show interest in Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson if he is released this offseason, but they would have to be comfortable with his asking price.

Huddle Up: With the unproven likes of Bilal Powell and Chris Ivory currently atop their RB depth chart and the team lacking in overall offensive playmakers, the Jets could use a big-play back but like most every suitor at this stage, the price definitely has to be right.


Posted: 3/29/2014 3:46pm et

The Tennessee Titans are very likely to release RB Chris Johnson as soon as next week after failed trade attempts.

Huddle Up: It's been building to this for a while, but it finally looks like CJ will be team-shopping in the not-too-distant future.


Posted: 3/19/2014 12:36pm et

Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson's trade market is heating up. There appears to be real interest from multiple teams.

Huddle Up: CJ?K has said he'll reduce his salary, but not much. But any team willing to pay for him--and pay him--will be willing to give him the ball 20 times a game, and that's what Johnson needs to find fantasy success. All it takes is one home run out of those 20 carries and it's a good day for CJ?K and his fantasy owners.


Posted: 3/13/2014 10:40pm et

Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson is believed to be willing to accept a pay cut in order to facilitate a trade to another team. Johnson is scheduled to make $8 million next season.

Huddle Up: Johnson's salary is definitely a roadblock in today's lukewarm market for veteran RBs. See if a lower price tag is enough to sell a team on the back, who hasn't had fewer than 1,422 yards from scrimmage in any of his 6 seasons with the Titans.


Posted: 3/9/2014 3:37pm et

Former NFL LB Keith Bulluck called Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson a 'me' person. 'He's a friend of mine, but when it comes to athlete, he's a 'me' person,' Bulluck said. 'He's a 'me' person when it comes to the athlete. For the years that he's been there, it's never been his fault why he didn't have a good running game or why he didn't have a good game. It was always somebody else's fault.'

Huddle Up: It appears Johnson's days in Nashville are limited one way or another as the Titans are exploring trade options or a even a flat-out release of the 6-year vet. In the meantime, the team is reportedly interested in free-agents Donald Brown and Ben Tate -- 2 familiar faces from the AFC South.


Posted: 2/23/2014 7:43pm et

The Tennessee Titans met with the agent for RB Chris Johnson at the NFL Scouting Combine, but there was nothing resolved during the meeting. Johnson has not been interested in accepting a pay cut.

Huddle Up: Most signs remain pointing out of Nashville for the RB, who is entering his 7th pro season.


Posted: 2/4/2014 11:52pm et

Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he will talk with running backs coach Sylvester Croom before deciding whether to release RB Chris Johnson or keep him on the roster. 'I think an important thing is sitting down with Sylvester Croom and talking about the dynamic in the running back room and how those guys work and talking to some of the defensive coaches and their perspective of some of the players. And I'm talking about some of the coaches that were here. That's one of the pieces of the puzzle that's important too, is having some coaches on the staff that were here before. Because, you've heard me say this, chemistry is an important piece of it, and it is,' Whisenhunt said.

Huddle Up: Stay tuned as this is shaping up as one of the bigger fantasy personnel decisions of the offseason.


Posted: 1/27/2014 3:57pm et

Tennessee Titans pending free-agent RB Chris Johnson (knee) will have surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee Tuesday, Jan. 28. He'll be recovered in four to six weeks. Johnson suffered the injury in Week 3 and played through the season with it.

Huddle Up: Might be a ding to CJ?K's offseason price tag, though his playing through the injury speaks well for him. Plenty of reports suggest the Titans won't be bringing him back, but a four-to-six week recovery time frame should allow him to be healthy when potential free agent suitors start checking him out.


Posted: 1/15/2014 10:20am et

Tennessee Titans general manager Ruston Webster was non-committal Tuesday, Jan. 14, when asked if RB Chris Johnson would be back in 2014, but he didn't rule anything out. 'We just got a new coach. Those are things that we have to talk through, and we'll do all that,' Webster said. 'I have been totally focused on this process (hiring a coach) and getting it done as fast as we could.' Reports earlier in the day stated it is unlikely Johnson will be back.

Huddle Up: New Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt has plenty to sort through, not the least of which is the status of the team's most dynamic offensive player. Johnson is due $23 million over the next three seasons; he's indicated he won't rework his deal, and the Titans have more than hinted they may cut their losses on Johnson's contract. Should make for an interesting offseason in Nashville.


Posted: 1/14/2014 11:14pm et

According to speculation, Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson is unlikely to return to the team next year under new head coach Ken Whisenhunt.

Huddle Up: Johnson is due $8 million next season on his contract, and one of Whisenhunt's first orders of business will be deciding what to do with the up-and-down RB, who already has said he'll want out if the team tries to reduce his workload or asks him to take a pay cut. Stay tuned ...


Posted: 1/8/2014 12:45pm et

Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson said he wishes the team would use him correctly or let him move on. 'I feel like if they are not going to use me the way I am supposed to be used and let me be the horse, then I would rather them let me move on. Their money would be wasted on me,' Johnson said. 'I feel like if they are not going to use me right, let somebody get me that's going to use me the right way.' Johnson said he hasn't requested a trade. He vowed to continue working hard if the Titans decide to keep him. He is under contract through 2016.

Huddle Up: Johnson likes a high volume of carries, something Tennessee's new coach may not necessarily agree with. The Titans also need to make a decision on Jake Locker, which means the new coach will have plenty to do once he lands the job.


Posted: 12/19/2013 4:37pm et

Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson (knee) returned to practice Thursday, Dec. 19, after sitting out Wednesday with a sore knee.

Huddle Up: Nothing more than late-season maintenance so expect Johnson to be there if you need him Sunday.


Posted: 11/15/2013 12:18am et

Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson carried 17 times for 86 yards and 2 TDs on Thursday, Nov. 14 in a 30-27 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. He also had one reception for a minus-2 yards.

Huddle Up: Johnson doubled his season rushing-TD total Thursday night, but he still left his fantasy owners wanting more after being limited to 16 yards and no scores on 9 carries in the second half after positing a 8-70-2-TD line in the opening 30 minutes.


Posted: 10/30/2013 10:42pm et

Updating a previous report, Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Wednesday, Oct. 30, that ideally he would like to get 20 carries for RB Chris Johnson, while getting RB Shonn Greene 15 carries.

Huddle Up: Johnson hasn't gotten 20 carries in a game since Week 2 but apparently Tennessee is now going to run the football 40 times every week. It's one thing to say stuff like this but if the Titans go down early like they did against San Francisco, getting their running backs a certain number of carries won't be a priority.


Posted: 8/1/2013 11:36pm et

Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 1, because of ankle soreness. Head coach Mike Munchak said he expects Johnson to play in the first preseason game.

Huddle Up: Missing a camp practice -- or a few -- won't matter in the least if Johnson is deemed well enough to play in an early preseason game.


Posted: 7/30/2013 6:49pm et

Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson figures to be busy this season, even if he loses some carries to RB Shonn Greene in short-yardage situations. 'I never really get any short-yardage plays, so it doesn't really matter,' Johnson said. Johnson has said his top priority of making the playoffs, and the last time the team did that, Johnson split carries with RB LenDale White. So Johnson is willing the share the load somewhat.

Huddle Up: Johnson had 312 offensive touches in 2012 -- his lowest total since his rookie season of 2008. Where he could make up for some lost carries is in the passing game after recording a career-low 36 receptions a year ago.


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