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."
Dyer also reported that Vick, 34, will be allowed to test free agency and that there is no plan to offer him a contract, although that could change after the draft and other moves the Jets make in free agency under new general manager Mike Maccagnan.
The Jets won't be missing out by letting either go. Vick was barely prepared for for his relief work in San Diego and he admitted as much to the media afterwards and might not even be a lock to make a September roster wherever he winds up next. For as bad as Geno Smith was at times, Vick was only marginally better ... which isn't saying a lot.
Johnson had some moments, but was unable to provide the spark for which the Jets expected and paid him and with $3.5 million in cap savings from cutting him, it's an easy decision. Additionally, there are some interesting options through free agency at running back on top of this draft class being one of the deeper groups at RB in a long time. It's not unreasonable to expect up to 10 players could be NFL starters from this class.