The Arizona Cardinals added some depth to their roster on Monday, agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with running back Chris Johnson. He got shot in the arm this offseason, in an incident that apparently could have gone much worse for him. But the man once referred to as CJ2K has a team for the fall.
The Cardinals have interesting running back depth, but injuries have left them with question marks. Presumed starter Andre Ellington missed most of the first two weeks of training camp with a hamstring injury. Third round pick David Johnson returned to practice following his own hamstring injury.
Johnson played for the New York Jets last season, rushing for 663 yards and a touchdown, averaging 4.28 yards per carry. He also had 24 receptions for 151 yards and a touchdown. All were career lows, but he did boost his yards per carry from 3.9 in 2013 with the Tennessee Titans. Johnson once ran for 2,000 yards with the Titans, but since that monster 2009 season, he has been a bit boom or bust. Nonetheless, he brings some potential competition to the Cardinals running back rotation. And given their injuries, the signing makes a lot of sense.