Report: Jets sign Johnson to two-year deal

Report: Jets sign Johnson to two-year deal
April 16, 2014, 3:30 pm
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The Jets announced on Wednesday that they've signed free-agent running back Chris Johnson. According to multiple reports, the deal is for two years in length.

ESPN was the first to report the deal.

Johnson's the latest addition to a Jets offense that was in desperate need of revamping this offseason. They've added Eric Decker at receiver and given themselves some Geno Smith insurance by signing Michael Vick.

Johnson averaged just 3.9 yards per carry last season for the Titans before he was released this offseason, but he is just one season removed from averaging 4.5 yards per attempt in 2012.

Alongside bruising Jets running back Chris Ivory, Johnson will provide a change of pace. Even if Johnson has lost some of his burst, at 28 years old, it would stand to reason that he still has some big-play ability to spark an offense.

Johnson has broken 1,000 yards rushing in each of his six NFL seasons, and he's proven to be one of the most reliable pass-catching backs in the league over the course of his career. He's also been extremely durable, playing in all 16 games in each of the last five seasons.

With the move, Johnson is now with the team in time to start its offseason conditioning program that begins on Monday of next week.