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Chris Johnson will become a free agent on March 10 after the Jets declined to pick up his option on Monday, but that might not be bad news for the running back who felt he was slighted his fair share of playing time last season (Post, Feb. 16).

Johnson split carries last season with Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell, which is something the team said they would do from the start of the season - though Johnson believed he would have a bigger role.

?Basically, it was a situation where I was going there to be the guy or whatever,? Johnson said Monday. ?It was still said, yeah, both guys [Johnson and Ivory] were going to get playing time. I think it was like after the [third] game or something like that, it just switched over and I started getting less and less playing time, and not knowing where it came from.?

Tags: Bilal Powell, chris ivory, Chris Johnson, glucivero, New York Jets, NYJets, Rex Ryan, treilly8, Gabrielle Lucivero
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The Jets are planning to release running back Chris Johnson and allow quarterback Michael Vick to test free agency (Dyer, Feb. 13).

Johnson, 29, came to the Jets last season after six years with Tennessee. He had 155 carries for 663 yards, both career lows, and only had one rushing touchdown. He was arrested on weapons charges last month in Florida.

The Jets have until Monday to decide if the second year of Johnson's contract is set. Metro New York's Kristian Dyer reported a source told him "Chris Johnson will not be a member of the Jets in 2015."

Tags: brianbassett, Chris Johnson, jmcguire860, Michael Vick, NYJets, Jerry McGuire
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Jets running back Chris Johnson was arrested in Orlando last night on misdemeanor weapons charge. The police report states he was in violation of "open carrying of a weapons/firearms" (Esola, Jan. 10).

The birth date on the arrest record (9/25/1985) is two days off from Johnson's?actual (9/23/1985) birth date, but?the?story has been confirmed by NBC Sports (PFT, Jan 10)

Johnson signed a 2-year deal with the Jets last off season worth $4 million per year. The 29-year-old was brought in to strengthen the Jets running game. The signing didn't work out as planned.?After never failing to rush for 1,000 yards in a season, Johnson rushed for only 663 yards and had 151 receiving yards, both career lows.

Tags: avsny, brianbassett, Chris Johnson, chris johnson weapons charge, jets, johnson, New York Jets, News, treilly8, Tim Reilly
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?Great week of preparation for NYG, now just gotta execute and play physical G-men football!?- Terrell Thomas via Twitter

Not to state the obvious but he's right.? Nearly a week removed from the ?Indy Incident,? the Giants have to regroup. Here?s how:

Tags: Chris Johnson, Justin Tuck, Kevin Boss, New York Giants
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1. Chris Johnson

No shock here. ?CJ2K is the most dynamic running back in the league; an 80 yard play waiting to happen. ?Although it is tough, he can be stopped...just ask the Steelers. ?Pittsburgh set out to stop him (easier said than done), and limited him to just 34 yards on 16 carries. ?The Giants won't be able to replicate that performance, but if they can hold him to 100 yards, I'll consider it a victory.

2. Vince Young

Tags: Chris Johnson, cortland finnegan, giants, New York Giants, NFL, titans, vince young
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Last week the Giants played a team that was known for their passing prowess in the Colts.

So, what happens? They leave their defensive tackles on the bench and get run right out of the building.

This week they'll face the game's best running back in Tennessee's Chris Johnson. They'll need all of their tackles - and maybe more - to stop this juggernaut of a player. A stacked deck is nothing new to Johnson, and it is not guaranteed to stop him.

Tags: Chris Johnson, Giants Defense, Giants-Titans, New York Giants, New York Giants News, Tennessee Titans
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