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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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Jets Improve Backfield with Addition of Stevan Ridley

Stevan Ridley #22 of the New England Patriots carries the ball during the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Gillette Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images). The New York Jets made a splash during the free agency period, when they brought back superstar cornerback, Darelle Revis from the New England Patriots. Yesterday...
Via The Sports Journal
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets sign former Patriots RB Stevan Ridley to one-year deal

  The New York Jets further bolstered their offense by adding running back Stevan Ridley on Wednesday. The former Patriot agreed to a one-year deal with the team. Ridley played in only six games last year before tearing his right ACL. ''He's excited for the opportunity and his rehab is going strong at this point,'' said Andy Simms, Ridley's agent. Ridley rushed for a career-high...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets add RB Stevan Ridley in free agency

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets further bolstered their offense by adding running back Stevan Ridley on Wednesday. The former Patriot agreed to a one-year deal with the team. Ridley played in only six games last year before tearing his right ACL. ''He's excited for the opportunity and his rehab is going strong at this point,'' said Andy Simms, Ridley's agent. Ridley rushed...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  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

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
March 09, 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 This Given Sunday
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

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 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
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