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Report: Arizona Cardinals offer RB Chris Johnson a contract

Aug 11, 2015, 6:56 AM

New York Jets running back Chris Johnson warms up before an NFL football game between the Jets and ...

New York Jets running back Chris Johnson warms up before an NFL football game between the Jets and the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

(AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Monday, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians voiced displeasure with the team’s running back position through the first 10 days of camp.

A combination of hamstring injuries to Andre Ellington, David Johnson and Marion Grice and some shoddy ball security over the weekend led Arians to say that the Cardinals might be in the market for another back.

“I am not pleased we are missing so much time with the top two guys and we may be looking to bring somebody in,” Arians told Bickley and Marotta on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM.

Tuesday, the Cardinals are reportedly ready to pounce.

According to Dianna Marie Russini of ESPN, Arizona has made an offer to former Tennessee Titans and New York Jets RB Chris Johnson.

Although Johnson himself might be a bit wary of the offer and the Cardinals’ roster situation.

Johnson, 29, played last season with the Jets, gaining 663 yards on 155 carries. It was the first time in his seven-year career that Johnson hasn’t run for 1,000 or more yards.

In 2009 with Tennessee, Johnson led the league with 2,006 yards on 358 carries, becoming just the sixth player in NFL history to eclipse the 2,000-yard plateau. Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson became the seventh by running for 2,097 in 2012.

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