After a long offseason out of work, Chris Johnson has finally found his new NFL home.
Johnson has agreed to terms one a one-year contract with the Cardinals, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports.
The Cardinals had Johnson in for a physical and workout today, and that revealed that he’s ready to go and fully healed from the shoulder injury he suffered when he was shot this offseason.
Now the question is whether Johnson has anything left. He’s coming off a season in which he had career lows of 155 carries for 663 yards and one touchdown, and he appears to be a far different player now than he was in 2009, when he ran for 2,006 yards. Johnson turns 30 next month and isn’t the player he used to be.
David Johnson and Andre Ellington have been banged up through camp and HC Bruce Arians expressed frustration the team wasn't able to install plays designed for their top-two backs. The thought here is Chris Johnson's skill level will at least allow the team to install that part of their game plan, something they weren't able to do with the other backs on their roster. David Johnson is expected to return to practice on Monday after missing significant time, but if he would miss more time in the future, Arians already stated he wouldn't see the field for real games. Ellington has a history of injuries dating back to last year so Chris Johnson is expected to give the team some security in the running game. Ellington should still be a big factor in the passing game at least and Arians said Ellington would get about 20 touches a game. Johnson may cut into some of Ellington and David Johnson's carries, though.