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Vick not interested in racing Johnson but will take on McCoy again

A year ago, when Michael Vick was still with the Eagles, he beat the fleet-footed LeSean McCoy in the 40-yard dash. Pretty impressive for the then 33-year-old. Earlier this month, Jets running back Chris Johnson said that he'd take Vick, now Johnson's teammate in New York, in a race. Over the weekend, Vick was asked about Johnson's proclamation and he didn't disagree...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets RB Chris Ivory Dealing With Hamstring Injury

Injury-prone Jets running back Chris Ivory is already sitting out drills with a hamstring problem.Fantasy Spin:Ivory dealt with a hamstring injury last season and despite his talent we want no part of him this season. Chris Johnson is the No. 1 and Ivory a clear No. 2, when healthy. The Jets also have Bilal Powell and Daryl Richardson in the backfield.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
3 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
4 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 ESPN.com.Fantasy 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
4 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 ESPNNewYork.com, 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets will do ‘whatever it takes’ to make playoffs in 2014

After three consecutive playoff-less seasons, Rex Ryan is desperate to get back. Ryan, entering his sixth (and perhaps last) year as the Jets' coach, told the New York Daily News that he'll do "whatever it takes" to qualify for the postseason. “There’s nothing like it,” Ryan said. “You got to earn your way to get there though. And that’s the thing...
Via Helmet2Helmet
4 days ago  |  Discuss

TOJ Jets Roster Preview – The Ground and Pound

Our New York Jets roster preview is nearly all the way home. Tonight, we look at the running backs. Catch up with the rest of the positions right here… Let’s hear your feedback in the comment section or over on Twitter. Chris Ivory #33 – 331 offensive snaps (31 percent) – 833 rushing yards (4.6 YPC), 3 TDs, 2 receptions, 10 yards The Jets most talented runner, who if healthy...
Via Turn On The Jets
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets Training Camp: The Pads Come On

New York Jets rookies reported to Cortland, NY today for training camp and the rest of the roster will report tomorrow. Image: NYDN What to Watch For: QB-Free Edition Running Backs Rule When the pads come on, the opportunity arises for Gang Green’s ground attack to begin to truly showcase their skills. Last season, Chris Ivory was severely limited in the offseason by injury, giving...
Via One Jet At A Time
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: New York Jets RB Chris Johnson rated top-20 home run hitter in NFL

Last night, 10 of the best sluggers in Major League Baseball gathered in Minnesota for the annual Home Run Derby. It was a fun exhibition of power, a showcase for players who can change a game with one swing of the bat. In the NFL, there are similar impact athletes on each roster, guys who can change the complexion of a contest with one electric play. Sometimes, this is a team...
Via cover32 - Jets
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Scores Report Interview with Chris Johnson

Who knows more about staying clean than New York Jets running back Chris Johnson? One of the fastest players in NFL history, Johnson knows all about bursting through holes untouched and unsullied by opposing defenders. We spoke to him about his partnership with Mr. Clean’s Magic Eraser, how it feels to run a 4.24 40-yard dash and his monster 2009 season. CJ2K! How is Mr. Clean...
Via The Scores Report
13 days ago  |  Discuss

TOJ Filmroom: New York Jets Running Back Chris Johnson

The New York Jets were able to sign arguably the three best players at their respective positions in free agency this past offseason: Former Broncos WR Eric Decker, former Eagles QB Michael Vick, and former Titans RB Chris Johnson. Decker is in the prime of his career, coming off two productive seasons. Michael Vick was brought in as insurance for second year QB Geno Smith. Then...
Via Turn On The Jets
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rewind: New York Jets 2014 playoff odds, Power Rankings, best NFL head coaches

In case you missed it the best columns from the cover32 universe this week. National Columns - Top 10 in 2014: The best head coaches in the NFL today (READ) - Power Rankings: Each team’s attractiveness as a Super Bowl host city (READ) - Top10 in 2014: The best players at every NFL position (READ) - Top 10 in 2014: The best general managers in the NFL today (READ) - Ten NFL...
Via cover32 - Jets
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Chris Johnson vs. RB’s from his draft class; NY Jets top-10 sleeper team to make playoff push in 2014

In case you missed it: Columns from cover32 to catch up on everything from the New York Jets this week. New York Jets - New York Jets Chris Johnson vs. RB’s in same draft class from 2008. (READ) - Jets top-10 sleeper team that could make 2014 NFL Playoffs. (READ) - Jets OLB Calvin Pace named top-15 in the NFL. (READ) - NY Jets GM John Idzik not named top-10 in the NFL — for now...
Via cover32 - Jets
15 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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Jets: Andre Johnson and Overcompensation

Andre Johnson’s ability makes him attractive at first glance, sure, but from a more in depth standpoint it just doesn’t line up.  The philosophy here might come off as the simple “avoid big names” one, but it isn’t.  There are many reasons why the Jets would be very short-sighted to bring in Johnson. To start with the simpler matters, the disgruntled Texans receiver...
Via Turn On The Jets
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Ivory could be preserved or ticked off getting fewer carries

How the Jets split the carries among their running backs is going to be one of the biggest stories of the early season. They signed Chris Johnson in April and have said they will use a committee approach with Ivory, Johnson and Bilal Powell. But what happens if Johnson shows his old form? Will they really take him off the field? Ivory showed what he could do when healthy last year...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson vows vengeance on the Tennessee Titans

PHOTO COURTESY: MEL EVANS/ASSOCIATED PRESS Does new Jets running back Chris Johnson really need any extra motivation to be one of the league’s most dangerous offensive players? He has rushed for 1,000 yards in each of his six seasons including one 2,000 yard season.  When the Jets signed him, he immediately became their only “home-run threat,” something Gang Green has drastically...
Via New York Sports-Kings
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson’s motivation: ‘I want to let them know they made a mistake’

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 played for, kicked him to the curb in April, releasing him rather than paying him the $8...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets' Johnson: Manziel can party all he wants during offseason

New York Jets running back Chris Johnson has a message for Johnny Manziel this summer. "Be your own man," he told NFL.com. "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." Many have continued to criticize the Cleveland Browns rookie for still partying like a college student. Manziel...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson to Johnny Manziel: 'Be your own man'

Some NFL players have issues with Cleveland Browns’ rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel and his offseason antics. And others couldn’t care less. New York Jets’ running back Chris Johnson recently shared his opinion regarding Manziel’s partying ways. In an interview with NFL Media’s Dave Dameshek, Johnson had this to say regarding Manziel (via NFL.com). Be your own man. Do...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: CJ2K “very close” to 100 percent; Wilkerson named top-15 in NFL

In case you missed it: Columns from cover32 to catch up on everything from the New York Jets this week. New York Jets - Jets Chris Johnson “very close” to 100 percent. (READ) - These 10 “contenders” will miss 2014 playoffs — door is open for New York Jets. (READ) - Jets Muhammad Wilkerson named top-15 best in NFL. (READ) - Are any of the New York Jets the best of jersey...
Via cover32 - Jets
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Marty Mornhinweg makes ridiculous comment about Chris Johnson

(Credit: Bleacher Report) Jets running back Chris Johnson has no shortage of confidence heading into the 2014 season, and apparently his offensive coordinator, Marty Mornhinweg, shares this confidence. Johnson has shown flashes of being a very good running back, even rushing for over 2,000 yards in 2009. However, Mornhinweg went off the deep end when talking about him. “He’s...
Via Sports-Kings
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets OC: Chris Johnson Is First Ballot Hall of Famer

The New York Jets acquired Chris Johnson after he was released by the Tennessee Titans and they’ve gone out their way to pull out the welcome mat for inspired running back. All of the Jets brass have had wonderful things to say about Johnson and offensive coördinator Marty Mornhinweg provided the most flattering compliment so far. Mornhinweg told the media that he believes Johnson...
Via Thacover2
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets OC on Chris Johnson: ‘He’s a first-ballot Hall of Famer’

via TheScore Chris Johnson hasn’t been a member of the New York Jets but he;s already got a new fan.  That new fan just so happens to be Jets’ offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. Mornhinweg is so impressed with the former Tennessee Titans running back that he’s already given Johnson the ultimate of compliments.  Mornhinweg believes that ‘CJ2K’ is a first-ballot Hall...
Via Down and Distance
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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