Report: Johnson visits Jets facility

Report: Johnson visits Jets facility
April 15, 2014, 11:30 am
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The Jets appear to be set on becoming a more explosive offense in 2014 by rolling the dice on players who were some of the league's most dynamic just a few years ago.

Less than a month after signing 33-year-old quarterback Michael Vick, the Jets are having free-agent running back Chris Johnson in for a visit on Tuesday, Pro Football Talk has confirmed.

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.

He has broken 1,000 yards rushing in each of his six NFL seasons -- including a remarkable 2009 when he had 2006 yards on the ground -- 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.

Alongside bruising Jets running back Chris Ivory, Johnson could provide a slight 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.

If the Jets make a move to sign Johnson before he leaves their facility, he would be with the team in plenty of time to start its offseason conditioning program that begins next week.