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Free agent running backs looking for a new home

As the start of the season is getting closer, there are still some notable free agent running backs that are sitting on their couches rather than slipping on a jersey every day. The list of veteran players included in this article are not at team facilities for some reason or another, whether it be medical, age or money, the thing is that if they still want to play football and something...
Via EndZoneScore
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson wants the Dallas Cowboys to give him a call. Should they do it?

All things considered, the Dallas Cowboys did pretty well for themselves in the draft this past weekend. One important thing they neglected to address though was the running back position. Despite a deep class and their need to bring in more talent to mitigate losing DeMarco Murray, the Cowboys didn’t get it done. Now they may have to stick with Darren McFadden and Joseph Randle...
Via cover32
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Cowboys Shouldn’t Sign Chris Johnson

View image | gettyimages.com The Cowboys runningback situation has been nearly scary for over a month now.  When there is fear for Cowboys fans, fans demand that the team address those needs. At this point, Chris Johnson isn’t much more than a scat back at the pro level.  The Cowboys don’t need that ability though, as Lance Dunbar did an admirable job of filling that role...
Via TopSportsReport
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson Wants to Be a Dallas Cowboy

With rumors flying from all over about the Dallas Cowboys and their need for a running back, one name that hasn't seemed to come up nearly as much as many expected is former Tennessee Titan and New York Jet, Chris Johnson. Until now. Mark Johnson down as one of the many running backs who have officially been linked to the Cowboys. The man known as CJ2K spent last season with the...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chris Johnson wants to play for the Cowboys

Former New York Jets running back Chris Johnson was caught out on the town with his former quarterback Vince Young. The two were hanging out at Katsuya, a popular sushi restaurant in Hollywood. Not wasting any time with small talk, a reporter from TMZ Sports asked Johnson if he could see himself playing with the Dallas Cowboys this season. Johnson enthusiastically answered with...
Via Sportsnaut
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Free Agent RB Chris Johnson Back to Training After Being Shot in March

Free agent running back Chris Johnson has resumed his NFL training after taking a bullet to the shoulder in March during a drive-by shooting that killed someone riding in the same car as him, TMZ reports. Johnson, who spent a disappointing season with the New York Jets in 2014 after six years with the Tennessee Titans, had been training with FOX Sports NFL Insider Jay Glazer prior...
Via Sportsnaut
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking the 5 Best Free-Agent Running Backs Still Available

The free-agent running back pool, which started out rather deep, has thinned out immensely with many of the top-shelf backs signing with new teams. Here’s a look of five of the best running backs who are still available. 5. Steven Jackson, Atlanta Falcons Of this group of running backs, Jackson has definitely had the most lucrative career. He totaled an incredible 10,138 yards...
Via Sportsnaut
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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
March 12, 2015  |  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
March 12, 2015  |  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
March 09, 2015  |  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
March 09, 2015  |  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
March 09, 2015  |  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
March 08, 2015  |  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
March 08, 2015  |  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
March 08, 2015  |  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
March 08, 2015  |  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
March 08, 2015  |  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
March 08, 2015  |  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
March 07, 2015  |  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 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 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 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
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