The former 2,000-yard running back signed a two-year deal with the New York Jets on Wednesday, according to multiple reports, potentially adding punch to an offense ranked 25th in total yards last season.
The Jets were the only team Johnson visited after being released by the Titans almost two weeks ago. Johnson, 28, is coming off a down season in which he averaged a career-low 3.9 yards per carry and didn’t have a run longer than 30 yards.
Johnson ran for 2,006 yards in 2009, and is one of six players to rush for at least 1,000 yards in each of his first six seasons, joining Barry Sanders, Eric Dickerson, LaDainian Tomlinson, Curtis Martin and Corey Dillon.
Johnson underwent knee surgery this off-season to repair torn meniscus.
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