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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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFL Free Agency: Potential landing spots for free agent RBs

It has become a bad time in the NFL to be a veteran running back. It started with Chris Johnson being cut by the New York Jets last week, and since then DeAngelo Williams has been cut by the Panthers, Reggie Bush was cut by the Lions, and on Thursday the Atlanta Falcons cut Steven […]
Via Full Scale Sports
5 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
8 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson rips former GM John Idzik, felt he was lied to

USA TodayNewly released running back Chris Johnson, formally of the New York Jets, wasted no time ripping his former boss. Johnson put John Idzik on blast saying he didn't hold up his end of the deal on what Johnson's role would be with the team.SportsnaughtBasically, it was a situation where I was going there to be the guy or whatever. It was still said, yeah, both guys [Johnson...
Via Patriots Life
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Henry Melton And Chris Johnson To Become Free Agents

Neil Mehta Sports Journalist Henry Melton The Dallas Cowboys have declined the option on Henry Melton’s 3-year contract. Melton signed with Dallas in 2014 after spending five years with the Chicago Bears. He was Chicago’s 4th-round pick in 2009. Melton, who was a Pro-Bowler in 2012, disappointed in 2014. The 28-year-old defensive tackle recorded only 15 tackles with 5 sacks....
Via TopSportsReport
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson Will Enter Free Agency After The Jets Decline His Option

Chris Johnson will enter free agency after the New York Jets declined his option.
Via Gamedayr
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson Will Become NFL Free Agent As Jets Will Decline Option

NEW YORK — The New York Jets are saying C-Ya to CJ2K after just one season. The Jets announced Saturday they will not exercise their option on running back Chris Johnson, making him an unrestricted free agent next month and saving the team $3.5 million on the salary cap this year. The team will, however, exercise the contract options on veteran linebackers Calvin Pace and Jason...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets exercise options on Pace, Babin, but not Johnson

The New York Jets have exercised options on linebackers Calvin Pace and Jason Babin, as announced by the team Saturday. Additionally, Gang Green will not exercise its option on running back Chris Johnson, who can hit free agency March 10.Pace started 16 games in 2014, tallying five sacks, four tackles for a loss and three passes defensed. Babin, signed last July as a free agent...
Via AFC East Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets Decline $3.5 Million Option on RB Chris Johnson

The New York Jets have declined to pick up Chris Johnson’s $500,000 option, saving them $3.5 million against the cap next season. Since coming to the Jets Chris Johnson has been a far from the 2,000 yards running back during his Tennessee days. Last season Johnson had only one 100 yard rushing game. Johnson has arrested in January on weapons charges but this decline was probably...
Via Thacover2
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson to become free agent after Jets decline option

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets will not exercise their contract option on running back Chris Johnson, making him an unrestricted free agent next month. The team also announced Saturday it has exercised the contract options on linebackers Calvin Pace and Jason Babin. New York had until Monday to decide on Johnson, who was due a $500,000 option bonus that would have kicked in if...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets cut ties with Chris Johnson; keep Babin and Pace

The New York Jets have ended the Chris Johnson experiment. The team announced on its website on Saturday that it will not exercise the veteran running back's option for the 2015 season, which leaves him free to become an unrestricted free agent on March 10. However, the team has exercised the options for linebackers Calvin Pace and Jason Babin. Pace started all 16 games in 2014 ...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets Decline Chris Johnson’s Option Making Him A Free Agent

The Jets announced that they are not exercising RB Chris Johnson option, but will pick up the options for LB Jason Babin and LB Calvin Pace. We have exercised options on LBs Babin & Pace and have not exercised option on RB Johnson- http://t.co/9xB1FdaHt3 pic.twitter.com/1bXBKS3zlx — New York Jets (@nyjets) February 14, 2015 Kristian Dyer of Metro reported earlier in the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jets Expected To Cut Chris Johnson, Allow Michael Vick To Test Free Agency

Kristian Dyer of Metro, citing a league source, reports that the Jets appear to be prepared to release RB Chris Johnson in the coming days. According to Dyer’s source, “every indication right now is that the Jets are going to move on. It’s a matter of his production on the field along with the arrest matter. “Chris Johnson will not be a member of the Jets in 2015,” Dyer’s...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Could New York Jets Running Back Chris Johnson's Days Be Numbered?

At one time Chris Johnson appeared to be the next big thing. When the East Carolina product ran for 2006  yards and 14 touchdowns during his second season with the Titans he appeared destined for greatness. A big dip in production and an extremely surly attitude led to his departure in Tennessee and eventually to the New York Jets.The attitude remained and at times flashes of the...
Via FatManWriting
22 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Broncos, Jets, Patriots, Saints, & Titans

Broncos Aaron Wilson reports that Tony Coaxum is expected to be named Broncos assistant special teams coach. Jets Rich Cimini takes a look at potential cap casualties for the Jets including: WR Percy Harvin, RB Chris Johnson, OLB Calvin Pace, and OLB Jason Babin. Patriots Jeff Howe reports that the Patriots have signed OL Chris Barker to a one-year future/reserve contract...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
26 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Jets – Any Reason For Hope?

It was time to break out the depressing article title, as the New York Jets wrapped up their fourth straight non-playoff season and Darrelle Revis, Gronk, Robert Kraft and Rick Ross are dancing around Arizona celebrating a Super Bowl. Is there any hope for the New York Jets turning things around in 2015? Four years without the playoffs is never fun but the Jets have played a particularly...
Via Turn On The Jets
28 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Jets – Is CJ Spiller A Fit?

Reports recently surfaced that CJ Spiller could be interested in signing with the New York Jets to reunite with Offensive Coordinator Chan Gailey. With Gailey calling the plays for Buffalo back in 2012, the former top-10 pick had his breakout season, running for 1,244 yards and 6 TDs, with a yards per carry average of 6.0 and grabbing 43 receptions for an additional 459 yards...
Via Turn On The Jets
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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