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Titans' rebuilt backfield, post-Johnson, a study in versatility

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans have replaced the featured running back system of departed Chris Johnson with a stable of versatile backs. "Multiple, do a lot of things," said Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt after Thursday's training camp session, when asked his ideal requirements for rushers. Better yet, the Titans have multiple running backs capable of doing a variety...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Jets’ RB Chris Johnson ranked 15th best in NFL, full top-30 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 running backs in the NFL today, there were plenty of people angry about their favorite team’s workhorse not making the list. It made for a spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. The second batch of RBs, Nos. 11-20, generated a similar response. The next logical step in the ranking of the game’s running backs...
Via cover32 - Jets
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jets excited about using Chris Johnson in the flat

BY DAN BEGNOCHEIt’s no secret that Chris Johnson is a spectacular runner – more than 1,300 yards of rushing offense per year (with a 2,000-plus season, to boot) on average can tell you that.But CJ2K in the flat, one-on-one with a linebacker? That’s a very different, but equally scary monster to face for any defense.That’s what the New York Jets were working on in practice...
Via AFC East Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets Injury Update: Chris Johnson medically cleared

New York Jets running back Chris Johnson has been medically cleared to participate in training camp,  reports Rich Cimini of ESPN New York. Johnson had offseason knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus. As a precaution, the Jets kept him on the sideline during OTA's and minicamp.#459167569 / gettyimages.comThe Tennessee Titans released the one-time 2,000 yard rusher in April...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

CJ1K Cleared For Camp By Jets Doctors

Jets running back Chris Johnson (knee) has been medically cleared for training camp, according to Spin:Johnson sat out offseason activities after undergoing knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus, which he says he suffered in Week 3 last year. He rushed for a career-low 3.9 ypc in 2013 but was still a fantasy factor because he received 279 carries, caught 42 balls...
Via Fantasy Football Champs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson cleared for full practice, “flying” during conditioning run

Jets running back Chris Johnson didn’t do much during the spring while making his way back from knee surgery, but he said Wednesday that he’s ready to work. Johnson said, via Rich Cimini of, that Dr. James Andrews cleared him to make a full return to practice when the Jets hold their first session of training camp on Thursday. Johnson isn’t sure if the Jets...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Jets Chris Johnson vs. RB’s in same draft class from 2008

We’re all aware of Chris Johnson’s age (28), but can you put a finger on which year he was drafted? With most media outlets pointing to the abundance of “miles” and gas Johnson has “left in the tank”, I began searching for Johnson in the 2006 NFL Draft class. Adrian Peterson was drafted in 2007, and I remembered that Johnson wasn’t in the same draft class, but I was...
Via cover32 - Jets
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets OC: Chris Johnson is a 'first ballot hall of famer'

New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg believes one of the team’s key offseason additions—running back Chris Johnson—will head to Canton as “a first-ballot Hall of Famer.” Photo Credit: CJ2K comes off a disappointing 2013 campaign, averaging a career-low 3.9 yards per carry on 279 attempts with 1,077 yards and six touchdowns. We didn’t see...
Via Gridiron Grit
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson says he 'can't make plays from the sidelines'

Chris Johnson has no interest in being part of the New York Jets’ split backfield. While Jets running back coach Anthony Lynn says the team needs to be “strategic” in their handling of Johnson, he is not in favor of splitting time. In speaking with’s Around The League, Johnson put it simply as could be, […]
Via Full Scale Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson: Titans 'being nasty' with timing of release

New York Jets running back Chris Johnson doesn’t seem too happy with the way his tenure with the Tennessee Titans came to an end. The former Pro Bowler was released by Tennessee in early April and Johnson is taking exception to the timing of the move.  The soon-to-be 29-year-old running back had this to say on SiriusXM NFL Radio (H/T Pro Football Talk).  I think they was just...
Via Sportsnaut
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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