ARIZONA CARDINALS

Report: Chris Johnson’s deal with Cardinals worth potentially $2 million

Aug 18, 2015, 7:23 AM | Updated: 8:15 am

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2014, file photo, New York Jets running back Chris Johnson warms up before...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2014, file photo, New York Jets running back Chris Johnson warms up before an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in East Rutherford, N.J. Johnson and another passenger were shot in their shoulders while stopped at a traffic light in Orlando early Sunday, March 8, 2015 and the driver of the vehicle they were in was killed. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

After about a week of speculation, the Arizona Cardinals signed free agent running back Chris Johnson to a one-year deal Monday.

Johnson enters a crowded running back room, but is expected to share the workload with incumbent starter Andre Ellington and rookie fourth-round pick David Johnson.

The seven-year veteran once signed a four-year, $53 million deal with the Tennessee Titans, but he won’t be seeing that kind of money this time around, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder.

Johnson last ran for 1,300 or more yards in 2010 when he amassed 1,364 for the Titans. That was the year after he became only the sixth player in NFL history to eclipse the 2,000-yard mark when he ran for 2,006 in 2009.

In case you’re wondering, the last Cardinals running back to make the Pro Bowl was Johnny Johnson in 1990.

Presented By
Western Governors University

Comments

Comment guidelines: No name-calling, personal attacks, profanity, or insults. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate comments by reporting abuse.
comments powered by Disqus

Arizona Cardinals

Frankie Luvu takes the field...

Tyler Drake

Frankie Luvu viewed as best free agent fit for Cardinals by ESPN’s Bowen

When it comes to adding top free agent talent, ESPN writer Matt Bowen sees ILB Frankie Luvu as the best fit for the Arizona Cardinals.

14 hours ago

Cardinals helmet...

Tyler Drake

Report: Cardinals part ways with VP of player personnel Quentin Harris

The Arizona Cardinals have reportedly parted ways with vice president of player personnel and former player Quentin Harris.

17 hours ago

Malik Nabers stiff arms a defender...

Tyler Drake

Cardinals add Malik Nabers, Robinson in Daniel Jeremiah’s latest mock NFL Draft

NFL.com analyst Daniel Jeremiah's latest mock draft has the Cardinals improving both sides of the ball with their pair of first-round picks.

2 days ago

Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade...

Associated Press

2 adults charged with murder in deadly shooting at Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade

Two men have been charged with murder in the shooting that killed one person and injured 22 others after Kansas City's Super Bowl parade.

2 days ago

Arizona Cardinals GM Monti Ossenfort chats pregame...

Arizona Sports

Arizona Sports’ 2024 Newsmakers Week schedule

Leaders from the Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona State Sun Devils and more join Bickley & Marotta.

2 days ago

Joe Alt during a game against Cal...

Tyler Drake

What if the Arizona Cardinals don’t select Marvin Harrison Jr. in 2024 NFL Draft?

Just because Marvin Harrison Jr. could be off the board when the Cardinals draft at No. 4, doesn't mean Arizona can't walk away happy.

4 days ago

Report: Chris Johnson’s deal with Cardinals worth potentially $2 million