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Cardinals bring back veteran running back Chris Johnson

Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson (23) celebrates his touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

The Arizona Cardinals are bringing back veteran running back Chris Johnson, as first reported by the Associated Press’ Robert Baum.

Johnson, 31, did not make the original 53-man roster. Star running back David Johnson will potentially miss 2-3 months because of a dislocated wrist, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Head coach Bruce Arians said Monday that Johnson would “be an option.”

Kerwynn Williams, Andre Ellington and rookie Elijhaa Penny will also be in the mix.

Johnson rushed for 814 yards and three touchdowns in his first year with the team in 2015. In 2016, Johnson only played in four games before being placed on injured reserve because of a groin injury.

Johnson is less than 500 yards shy of 10,000 career rushing yards at 9,537. The mark has only been reached by 29 players in NFL history.

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