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Free-agent RB Chris Johnson won't face weapons charge

  NFL free agent running back Chris Johnson will not face charges following an arrest on a misdemeanor weapons charge. Angela Starke, spokeswoman for the state attorney's office in Orlando, wrote in an email Thursday that it decided not to file charges in the January arrest for openly carrying a weapon. Starke said ''the evidence was not suitable for prosecution.'' Johnson was pulled...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Free agent RB Chris Johnson won't face weapons charge

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) NFL free agent running back Chris Johnson will not face charges following an arrest on a misdemeanor weapons charge. Angela Starke, spokeswoman for the state attorney's office in Orlando, wrote in an email Thursday that it decided not to file charges in the January arrest for openly carrying a weapon. Starke said ''the evidence was not suitable for prosecution...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The New York Jets Re-Sign Bilal Powell

The New York Jets continued their activity in the hours leading up to the official start of free agency by reaching an agreement with running back Bilal Powell that will keep him in green and white. The 5th year RB out of Louisville was relegated to a very small role in the offense in 2014 despite showing in 2013 that he can be a 3-down back. With Chris Johnson being cut after just...
Via Pro Football Spot
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: New York Jets dropping everything to go after free agent Darrelle Revis

The New York Jets could still reunite with star (now free agent) cornerback Darrelle Revis. The #Jets have hit pause on their free agent pursuits in the event Darrelle Revis became available. At least, Revis can gauge his market. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2015 The only fear here is does pausing everything make the Jets miss out on someone like Mike Iupati? AROUND...
Via cover32 - Jets
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Deputies: Jets' Johnson was uncooperative after shooting

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) New York Jets running back Chris Johnson was uncooperative with deputies who responded over the weekend to a fatal shooting that left him and a friend with bullet wounds and the driver of their car dead. An Orange County Sheriff's Office report released Monday also suggested the men may have been at a nightclub before the shooting at a stoplight in Orlando. Chris...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson shot in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- New York Jets running back Chris Johnson and another passenger were shot in their shoulders while stopped at a traffic light in Orlando early Sunday morning, and the driver of the vehicle they were in was killed. The NFL player and the other passenger, Reggie Johnson, were in stable condition at a hospital Sunday. A person close to Johnson confirmed it was the...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Gun Toting Ex-Jets RB Chris Johnson Stable After Orlando Shooting

Gun loving ex-Jets running back Chris “I don’t even be in the game, so I don’t know" Johnson is in stable condition after he and another passenger were shot in their shoulders while stopped at a traffic light in Orlando early Sunday morning. The driver of the vehicle they were in was killed.Sheriff's deputies said another vehicle pulled up to the Jeep the men were in and opened...
Via Bob's Blitz
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets running back Chris Johnson shot in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) New York Jets running back Chris Johnson and another passenger were shot in their shoulders while stopped at a traffic light in Orlando overnight, and the driver of the vehicle they were in was killed. The NFL player and the other passenger, Reggie Johnson, were in stable condition at a hospital Sunday. A person close to Johnson confirmed it was the running back...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Jet Chris Johnson Shot In Shoulder In Drive-By; Driver Killed

Chris Johnson currently is a free agent after the New York Jets declined the second year of his contract in February. After an incident this weekend, though, finding a new team is the least of his worries. The 29-year-old running back was shot in the shoulder at approximately 4 a.m. Sunday morning during a drive-by shooting at an intersection in Orlando...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Former Jets, Titans RB Chris Johnson shot in arm in Florida

Former Jets and Titans running back Chris Johnson was shot in Florida, Fox Sports 1 NFL Insider Jay Glazer has confirmed. According to reports, Johnson was riding in a car when the incident occurred. He was shot in the shoulder, is recovering in the hospital, and is expected to be OK. However, his friend was reportedly killed. Before playing for New York last season, Johnson spent...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Former New York Jets RB Chris Johnson shot in Orlando

Scary news is emerging regarding former New York Jets running back Chris Johnson. Former Jets and Titans RB Chris Johnson was shot in shoulder this morning in Orlando, per sources. He is thought to be OK. Others hurt. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2015 Chris Johnson was back home, riding around with friends and his car took gunfire, source said. There were casualties...
Via cover32 - Jets
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chris Johnson Shot, One Casualty

NFL.com's reported Sunday after noon that former Tennessee Titans and New York Jets running back Chris Johnson was shot in the arm early Sunday morning. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the shooting took place at about 4:09 a.m. at an intersection. A source told him that he was in his hometown of Orlando when riding in his car with friends before his vehicle took gunfire. Johnson...
Via Pro Football Spot
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson hospitalized with gunshot wound to his arm

Breaking news from Ian Rapoport… Ex-#Jets RB Chris Johnson is recovering at an Orlando hospital after being shot in the arm last night, source said. He is going to be OK — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2015 Chris Johnson was back home, riding around with friends and his car took gunfire, source said. There were casualties, including a friend — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2015
Via Bloguin Best
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson hospitalized with gunshot wound to his arm

Breaking news from Ian Rapoport… Ex-#Jets RB Chris Johnson is recovering at an Orlando hospital after being shot in the arm last night, source said. He is going to be OK — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2015 Chris Johnson was back home, riding around with friends and his car took gunfire, source said. There were casualties, including a friend — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2015
Via This Given Sunday
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Free Agency Mistakes The New York Jets' Must Avoid

It's easy to forget that Mike Maccagnan is a rookie general manager. He assumed control of the New York Jets and quickly wiped away all residual memory of the past regime's failures. The Jets appear to be in good hands, but with his first Free Agency period less than a week away, here are three mistakes GM Mike Maccagnan must avoid.1) Signing a former star player with a questionable...
Via Pro Football Spot
19 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Jets free agency preview: Time for Gang Green to spend some green

The Todd Bowles era has begun. Without a playoff berth in four seasons, general manager John Idzik and Rex Ryan were sent packing by team owner Woody Johnson. One of their first orders of business is seeing what they have under center. Geno Smith's first couple seasons in the league have been quite turbulent. The Jets could opt to sign a veteran free agent to compete with Smith....
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

No Huddle – Jets Gear Up Post NFL Combine Edition

TJ Rosenthal kicks off another week of New York Jets coverage at Turn On The Jets with his weekly No Huddle – Make sure to give TJ a follow on Twitter on Turn On The Jets a follow on Facebook. The Combine in Perspective I don’t put tremendous weight on the NFL Combine. Even though it can be streamed all day for fans that do, to me it’s an accessory. Learn about a player...
Via Turn On The Jets
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Projected landing spots for top free agent running backs

A buffet of talent and depth encapsulates the free agent market for running backs in 2015. Teams who are searching for either top-level talent or a body to fill out a depth chart will have their pick of the free agent litter. From NFL’s leading rusher in 2014 to aging veterans and roster hopefuls, variety and value is the theme of this season’s free agent class. The best back...
Via Sportsnaut
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson rips Jets, points fingers on his way out the door

Chris Johnson isn't thrilled right now. The New York Jets declined to pick up the veteran running back's option for the 2015 season, which will make him a free agent come March 10. And now, after a season that saw him run the ball a career-low 155 times for 663 yards, Johnson says he was promised something that the Jets didn't deliver on. "When I sat down and talked to (former Jets...
Via Fox Sports
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson fires back at Jets after release

In April of 2014, the New York Jets landed free agent running back Chris Johnson. Here’s what Johnson had to say about the signing at that point in time…. “I think I’m going to fit in pretty well. Just talking to him (Mornhinweg) and to Rex, who’s a guy that likes to run the ball, I think I’m going to fit in very well. We talked about all those things, catching out of...
Via Bloguin Best
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson fires back at Jets after release

In April of 2014, the New York Jets landed free agent running back Chris Johnson. Here’s what Johnson had to say about the signing at that point in time…. “I think I’m going to fit in pretty well. Just talking to him (Mornhinweg) and to Rex, who’s a guy that likes to run the ball, I think I’m going to fit in very well. We talked about all those things, catching out...
Via This Given Sunday
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson Rips Former GM John Idzik for Mishandling his Role

Just a few days after being cut by the New York Jets after completing one season with the team, running back Chris Johnson appears to have departed on a bitter note. Speaking about his feelings and the way the season played out, Johnson shared these comments on how he felt he was lied to by former general manager John Idzik. Basically, it was a situation where I was going there to...
Via Sportsnaut
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson Could Be An Option For The Ravens?

The New York Jets declined RB Chris Johnson‘s option a few days ago, which means he’ll be free to test the open market for the second time in as many years. We’re still a few weeks away from the start of free agency, but there has been a lot talk that the Ravens could have interest in the veteran running back. According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens had...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Chris Johnson worth giving a chance with the Dallas Cowboys?

Chris Johnson was released from the New York Jets today.  He ran for 663 yards and had one touchdown in the 2014 season.  Looking at his past, he as the capability to run the yards of his second season, which was 2,006 yards. With the recent troubles of Joseph Randle, the possibility of having Johnson on the Cowboys roster for the 2015 is an intriguing thought.  Especially since...
Via cover32
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Arizona Cardinals Pursue Running Back Chris Johnson?

Chris Johnson, formerly of the Tennessee Titans, had his option declined by the New York Jets and will be a free agent on March 10th. He famously had a season with more than 2000 rushing yards in 2009 but tailed off considerably since then. He would be available for the Arizona Cardinals to consider adding him to their roster. What would the reaction be if the Arizona Cardinals made...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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