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Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | STATS
News: The New York Jets and former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson have agreed to terms on a deal. Johnson met with the Jets all day Tuesday and stayed in town to watch the Knicks-Nets game in Brooklyn Tuesday night before signing Wednesday. The team announced the move, but didn't release terms.
Impact: Johnson was officially released by the Titans on April 7, three days after being told by the team of its decision. The former 2,000-yard rusher will team with Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell to give coach Rex Ryan and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg a versatile and deep backfield. Johnson, who turns 29 in September, is only the sixth player to rush for 1,000 yards in each of his first six seasons.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | STATS
News: A person familiar with the situation says that Johnson is visiting the New York Jets, who are looking to add a playmaker to their backfield.
Impact: Johnson was released by the Titans last Monday. The former 2,000-yard rusher is meeting with the team at its facility Tuesday, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Jets don't make player visits public. The Jets would like Johnson to team with Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell to form a potentially potent trio. Johnson, who turns 29 in September, is only the sixth player to rush for 1,000 yards in each of his first six seasons.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Johnson (knee) is slated to visit the Jets on Tuesday, the Daily News reports.
Impact: The report suggests that the Jets are one of three teams interested in signing Johnson, who was recently released by the Titans. If he ends up joining the Jets' backfield, he'd be a nice complement to Chris Ivory, but in such a scenario it's hard to imagine Johnson seeing as many carries (279) as he did last season en route to recording 1,077 rushing yards.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Manish Mehta of the Daily News suggests that the Jets are intrigued by the notion of a backfield that could potentially include both Johnson and Chris Ivory.
Impact: The report further suggests that the Jets aren't concerned about Johnson's work ethic, with the potential fit, or lack thereof, hinging largely on finances.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | STATS
News: The Tennessee Titans have told Johnson they are releasing him after six seasons to avoid paying $8 million the running back is due in 2014, and the final three seasons left on the $53.5 million contract he signed in September 2011.
Impact: The Titans announced Johnson has been told he will be released Friday. The decision comes before they start their offseason program Monday with new coach Ken Whisenhunt. Johnson has the most touchdown runs of 80 yards or longer in NFL history with six - twice the total of anyone else in a group including Adrian Peterson, Barry Sanders and O.J. Simpson. He also has 12 career TD runs of at least 45 yards, trailing only Sanders (18) and Jim Brown (13) in that category.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Johnson (knee) was released by the Titans on Friday, Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports.
Impact: Johnson's release was expected to be granted at some point this week, and it was finally made official on Friday. Johnson will still count for $4 million against the Titans' cap room in 2014, although the team will save roughly $6 million against the cap by cutting ties. He'll now test the free-agent market, with early rumblings suggesting that the Jets may be a good fit.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jason La Canfora of indicated Wednesday that he expects the Titans to release Johnson this week.
Impact: In the event that Johnson is cut loose as La Canfora suggests, the report indicates that the Jets figure to be in the mix to sign the running back.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ford is a candidate to replace Josh Cribbs in the Jets' return game, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.
Impact: While the report suggests that Ford probably isn't in the Jets' starting wideout discussion at this stage, when healthy, he has excellent speed and it's worth noting that Ford has taken four kickoffs in for TDs over his NFL career.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | STATS
News: The Jets signed Ford, announcing the deal Tuesday.
Impact: Ford saw limited action last season for Oakland, catching only 13 passes. He was used more on punt and kickoff returns, and figures to handle those chores for the Jets.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Jets have signed Patterson.
Impact: Patterson provides a needed addition at cornerback after the Jets lost Antonio Cromartie in free agency. Over the past three seasons, he's played in just 15 games, but when healthy he can make plays. This past season, he recorded 19 tackles and four picks in six contests for the Dolphins.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Jets have signed Ford.
Impact: Ford was limited to 13 catches for 99 yards in 14 games game for the Raiders in 2013, but health permitting (he has had foot issues in the past), Ford should benefit from a fresh start with the Jets, who are seeking to re-tool their wideout corps.