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Chris Johnson

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Jets | Chris Johnson a full participant

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:43:20 -0700

New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (knee) fully participated in practice Sunday, July 27. It appears Johnson will be limited or get the day off every third practice.

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Jets | Chris Johnson sits

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:05:54 -0700

New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (knee) was not a part of team drills Saturday, July 26.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson will probably sit here and there throughout training camp as a precautionary measure for his surgically repaired knee. He's still the Jets' top running back option and should be drafted as a low-end RB2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

Jets | Chris Ivory returns

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:05:05 -0700

New York Jets RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) returned to practice Friday, July 25.

Fantasy Tip: Ivory figures to be in the mix with Chris Johnson, but he is relegated to RB4 status.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Brian Costello

Jets | Chris Johnson moving around

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:48:28 -0700

New York Jets RB Chris Johnson was put in motion and flexed out wide a lot in practice Thursday, July 24.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson is a solid RB2, but it sounds like he'll receive a boost in PPR leagues with the team's willingness to get him involved in the passing game.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Brian Costello

Jets | Chris Johnson feeling good

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:33:14 -0700

New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (knee) said he feels good and didn't feel any pain after his first full-go since last season.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson has been one of the most consistent fantasy running backs over the past several years. His stock has declined since his move to New York, however, with RBs Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell also in the mix. He's still a solid RB2 candidate.

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Jets | Chris Johnson won't be limited

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:04:00 -0700

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.

Fantasy Tip: That is good news for Johnson's odds of living up to an RB2 billing.

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Browns | Chris Johnson supports Johnny Manziel

Sun, 06 Jul 2014 07:10:39 -0700

New York Jets RB Chris Johnson supported Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel, saying he should be his own man when it comes to off the field activities. "Be your own man," Johnson said. "Do what you got to do. It's the offseason. That's when you get time to do whatever you want to do and live your life. I'm pretty sure once the season gets here, he'll be all right. He's going to focus in on football. But this is the time now to where he'll be able to hang out and do some of the things you want to do. Because once the season gets here, you really have no life. It's just football and football."

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Jets | Chris Johnson confident in role as lead back

Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:04:37 -0700

New York Jets RB Chris Johnson said Tuesday, July 1, that he's confident he'll be the team's lead back this year and won't be too involved in a timeshare with RBs Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell. "Once the season starts and once we're playing and I'm doing my thing, I'm pretty sure if I'm making plays they're going to want to keep handing the ball off to me," Johnson said. "If they want me to continue making plays, I'm pretty sure I can't do that if I'm on the sideline." Johnson said he's "pretty much cleared" by Dr. James Andrews after coming off offseason knee surgery, and he said he's close to 100 percent health.

Fantasy Tip: After Johnson's disappointing 2013 season, it's hard to envision him ever returning to his glory days running the football. The Jets will surely look to keep him fresh, but there is room for improvement if he can prove he deserves lead-back touches; the Jets said they'll go with a hot hand if one stands out. For now, consider Johnson a risky RB3 with upside for a bit more.

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Jets | To limit Chris Johnson

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:44:11 -0700

New York Jets RB Chris Johnson's touches will be limited to keep him fresh, according to Jets running backs coach Anthony Lynn. "He's got some miles on him," Lynn said. "So we're going to have to be strategic in how we use him, and when we use him, to keep him fresh so that he can be the explosive guy that I know that he can be." Johnson will be in a committee with Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell.

Fantasy Tip: That's quite a different stance than the one reported a couple weeks ago that they were going to give him the ball as much as possible. Johnson is a decent receiver and has more value in PPR leagues as a RB2. Ivory and Powell are depth fantasy backs that could figure in more in good matchups.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Star-Ledger - Dom Cosentino

Jets | Coach optimistic Chris Johnson will be ready for camp

Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:56:33 -0700

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he is pretty optimistic RB Chris Johnson (knee) will be ready to go for training camp, although Johnson could be on a pitch count.

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Jets | Chris Johnson believes he can be a 2,000-yard back

Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:22:16 -0700

New York Jets RB Chris 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.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson's optimism and confidence in his offensive line is great, but he hasn't hit 1,500 combined yards since 2010, which should keep your fantasy expectations in check. Continue to value Johnson as a RB3 target with upside based on how much they use him in tandem with Chris Ivory.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Daily News - Seth Walder

Jets | Chris Johnson will be ready for training camp

Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:54:32 -0700

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.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson is a RB3 with upside, who has additional value in PPR formats.

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Jets | Chris Johnson to be limited in practice

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:49:49 -0700

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said RB Chris Johnson (knee) will only work in individual drills and not in team drills during the team's minicamp this week.

Fantasy Tip: This appears to be the team continuing to be cautious with their new running back. The real test will come at the start of training camp. For now, it appears that everything is still on schedule.

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Jets | More on Chris Johnson

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 06:42:17 -0700

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."

Fantasy Tip: Johnson has been a boom-or-bust pick the last couple of years, but he carries significantly less risk. He'll still be drafted as an RB2, but you can probably land him as an RB3 on occasion. He has something to prove, and if he proves it - he could be one of those risks that make pretenders contenders.

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Jets | Chris Johnson could be main running back

Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:38:32 -0700

If New York Jets RB Chris Johnson can prove he's still an explosive, dynamic and productive running back, he could be in line for most of the workload, according to a source. The New York Jets' distribution of backfield touches hasn't been panned out yet. Running backs coach Anthony Lynn said Johnson is "definitely going to get the ball" and has plenty left in the tank.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson has been underrated ever since he landed in New York. Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell will take away some playing time, but Johnson is the Jets running back to own this season. As long as he stays healthy, which he has his whole career, he's a safe RB3 option, with RB2 potential if he does end up as the team's main running back.

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Jets | Using caution with Chris Johnson

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:38:48 -0700

The New York Jets are taking it slow with RB Chris Johnson. Head coach Rex Ryan said he doesn't expect much from him during minicamp.

Fantasy Tip: This isnít too much to worry about. Itís to be expected that the Jets would be gentle with their new running back. As long as Johnson doesnít suffer an injury, heís still a RB3/flex option in standard leagues, considering heíll be sharing playing time with Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Dennis Waszak Jr.

Jets | Unlikely to cut back on wildcat

Sat, 07 Jun 2014 06:21:05 -0700

The New York Jets are not likely to cut back on the wild cat 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.

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Jets | Chris Johnson talks role

Thu, 22 May 2014 14:00:13 -0700

New York Jets RB Chris Johnson's (knee) primary focus right now is getting healthy. He is not worrying about touches, but he is looking forward to game planning that will give him opportunities in space. Johnson is focusing on becoming a more patient runner, as opposed to trying to break a big run every play.

Fantasy Tip: Monitor Johnson's practice involvement during the offseason. Johnson is in a timeshare with Chris Ivory, where he should see the majority of carries, and is the back better suited for passing downs. Johnson's fantasy value will be heavily dependent on yardage and receptions, making him a more appealing PPR option. At best, Johnson is a low-end No. 2 running back.

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Jets | Chris Johnson sitting until he is 100 percent

Thu, 22 May 2014 13:36:16 -0700

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.

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Jets | Chris Johnson feels good

Thu, 22 May 2014 12:11:51 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (knee) said he is "feeling good" and "getting better" even though he probably wont participate in organized team activities this offseason.

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Jets | Chris Johnson likely to miss OTAs

Thu, 22 May 2014 09:59:57 -0700

New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (knee) is likely to sit out the teams organized team activities as he continues to rehab his knee.

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Jets | Chris Johnson participates in workouts

Sat, 26 Apr 2014 17:08:57 -0700

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said RB Chris Johnson participated in team's workouts this past week.

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Jets | No promises to Chris Johnson

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:38:56 -0700

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said the team did not promise RB Chris Johnson a certain amount of carries when he signed with the Jets. Ryan said there are no set roles for any of the running backs at this point.

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Jets | More on Chris Johnson

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:35:15 -0700

Updating previous reports, New York Jets RB Chris Johnson's contract is worth $8 million with $3 million guaranteed. He has a $2.75 million salary-cap figure and a $1 million non-guaranteed base salary. In 2015, he has a $5.5 million salary-cap figure with a non-guaranteed $3.5 million base salary with up to a $1 million escalator clause.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NationalFootballPost.com - Aaron Wilson

Jets | Chris Johnson open to sharing carries

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:46:35 -0700

New York Jets RB Chris Johnson said he is fine with sharing carries with other running backs this upcoming season if it helps the team win games.

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Jets | Chris Johnson expects to be cleared soon

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:42:48 -0700

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.

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Jets | Chris Johnson says he is healthy

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:34:03 -0700

New York Jets RB Chris Johnson said a report that he has arthritis in his knee is not true. Johnson said he has no arthritis in his knee.

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Jets | Chris Johnson financials

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:45:15 -0700

Updating a previous report, the deal for New York Jets RB Chris Johnson includes $3 million in guaranteed money in the form of a signing bonus, and $1 million in salary. The team also holds an option for the 2015 season.

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Jets | Financial terms for Chris Johnson

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:39:25 -0700

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.

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Jets | Chris Johnson, Chris Ivory to be tandem

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:48:23 -0700

The New York Jets will use RBs Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory as a tandem this upcoming season and have them split carries. RB Bilal Powell will be the team's No. 3 running back.

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Jets | Sign Chris Johnson

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:29:09 -0700

The New York Jets signed RB Chris Johnson (Titans) to a two-year deal Wednesday, April 16. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson has lost a lot in recent seasons, and he's, at best, a weak RB3 for your fantasy squad. Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell will spell Johnson frequently, and Ivory figures to be the short-yardage, goal-line back. With Marty Mornhinweg as the offensive coordinator, Johnson could be used frequently out of the backfield as a pass catcher, making him more valuable in point-per-reception leagues.

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Dolphins | Could have interest in Chris Johnson

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:40:09 -0700

The Miami Dolphins are believed to have some interest in free-agent RB Chris Johnson (Titans).

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Falcons | May have interest in Chris Johnson

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:39:43 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons are believed to have some interest in free-agent RB Chris Johnson (Titans).

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Jets | Won't overpay for Chris Johnson

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:54:22 -0700

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.

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Jets | Chris Johnson's visit goes well, but no deal

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:45:21 -0700

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.

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Bills | Interested in Chris Johnson

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:14:36 -0700

The Buffalo Bills have shown some interest in signing free-agent RB Chris Johnson (Titans), according to sources.

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Jets | Chris Johnson visiting

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:24:10 -0700

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

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Dolphins | Unlikely to add Chris Johnson

Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:52:34 -0700

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

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NFL | Chris Johnson not working out for teams

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:20:05 -0700

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Mike Florio

Broncos | Not players for Chris Johnson

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 07:53:47 -0700

The Denver Post's Mike Klis speculates the Denver Broncos aren't a fit for free-agent RB Chris Johnson (Titans). Klis doesn't think Johnson will accept a No. 2 role, and Denver probably won't give him the money he'll demand.

Fantasy Tip: Denver is probably better off with Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman to try building for the long term, or finding a cheaper complement to Ball. Johnson may have to settle for tandem work, which wouldn't make him anything more than a matchup-fueled RB2 in 2014 fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Mike Klis

Falcons | Not serious players for Chris Johnson

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:21:50 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons are not expected to be serious players for free-agent RB Chris Johnson (Titans), as their secondary is a more pressing concern than running back.

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NFL | No visit for Chris Johnson today

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:37:42 -0700

Free-agent RB Chris Johnson (Titans) does not have any visits scheduled for Tuesday, April 8.

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Jets | Not concerned with Chris Johnson's work ethic

Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:42:23 -0700

The New York Jets are not concerned with free-agent RB Chris Johnson's (Titans) work ethic, and they'd be excited with a running back tandem of Johnson and RB Chris Ivory.

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Titans | Chris Johnson officially cut

Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:51:08 -0700

The Tennessee Titans have officially released RB Chris Johnson.

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Jets | Mike Goodson could be in jeopardy

Sun, 06 Apr 2014 20:22:31 -0700

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

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Bills | Have not had interest in Chris Johnson

Sun, 06 Apr 2014 17:54:20 -0700

The Buffalo Bills were not interested in acquiring free-agent RB Chris Johnson (Titans) when the Tennessee Titans called them to try to trade Johnson.

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Cowboys | Not interested in Chris Johnson

Sun, 06 Apr 2014 17:53:56 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys are not showing interest in free-agent RB Chris Johnson (Titans).

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Clarence E. Hill Jr.

Rams | Not expected to pursue Chris Johnson

Sat, 05 Apr 2014 08:45:09 -0700

The St. Louis Rams likely will not pursue free-agent RB Chris Johnson (Titans) when he is officially released but the possibility has not been ruled out. Johnson could be too expensive for the team to sign.

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Titans | Chris Johnson not officially cut yet

Sat, 05 Apr 2014 08:38:41 -0700

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.

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Jets | Have not reached out to Chris Johnson

Sat, 05 Apr 2014 08:02:25 -0700

New York Jets GM John Idzik has not reached out to free-agent RB Chris Johnson (Titans) yet, but the team is interested in him at the right price.

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