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Chris Johnson likely to miss OTAs


Running back Chris Johnson tore his meniscus last season and played through the injury before having surgery early in an offseason that’s seen him go from the Titans to the Jets.

Johnson said his knee feels good now and he’s denied reports that he’s developed arthritis in the knee, but it sounds like he and the Jets will be exercising plenty of caution this spring to make sure it keeps feeling good into next season. Kimberley Martin of Newsday reports that Johnson said Thursday that he will probably be held out of OTAs as his knee continues to recover.

It’s not an ideal situation, but it is one the Jets surely contemplated before signing Johnson to a two-year, $ 8 million contract and one that presumably didn’t concern them all that much. They are going to want Johnson at full strength come September and training camp should afford him plenty of time to get up to speed with the offense.

Assuming he does, Johnson will likely be the top back on the depth chart when the season opens as the Jets try to put a productive offense on the field this season.

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26 Responses to “Chris Johnson likely to miss OTAs”
  1. 4thquartermagic says: May 22, 2014 1:53 PM

    Off to a great start

  2. hakunamangata says: May 22, 2014 1:56 PM

    Now where did I put that receipt?

  3. tennesseeoilers says: May 22, 2014 1:59 PM

    Chris Johnson is now a Jet and Shonn Greene is a Titan. Thank God our teams essentially swapped running backs.

    – Titans Fan

  4. agcooney108 says: May 22, 2014 2:01 PM

    jets doctors and training staff are some of the best in the nfl. i trust that they will get chris ready once july-training camp starts.

  5. trollaikman8 says: May 22, 2014 2:02 PM

    And so it begins…

  6. vincentvega513 says: May 22, 2014 2:04 PM

    CJ2K is best RB on the roster. Ironically, he’s also the best WR.

  7. jayniner says: May 22, 2014 2:08 PM

    What do you mean you didn’t buy the extended warranty?

  8. rutchaser says: May 22, 2014 2:16 PM

    Imagine that

  9. DaveKShape says: May 22, 2014 2:24 PM

    Chris Johnson has demanded a new contract.

  10. johnsfsnl says: May 22, 2014 2:30 PM

    Shonn Greene sucks.

  11. whiteknightblackheart says: May 22, 2014 2:31 PM

    Rex handles vets better than most. Instead of forcing Johnson to do rookie “show me” antics, he lets the vet take it easy on his body and show up on Sunday. At this point I think it is safe to say Johnson knows how to get in shape for an NFL season. In Rex we trust.

  12. pats777 says: May 22, 2014 2:37 PM

    Santonio 2.0

  13. futbawl says: May 22, 2014 2:45 PM

    “as the Jets try to put a productive offense on the field”


  14. 3yardsndust says: May 22, 2014 2:49 PM

    If RBs are truly a dime a dozen (with notable exceptions), why waste time and money on a beat-up, broken-down one? CJ2K is also a known headcase with motivational issues. Nice work, Jets.

  15. alexb1234 says: May 22, 2014 2:59 PM

    Now the jets are a circus bc a veteran isn’t participating in practice in May…MAY!!!! The season is in September…..some people just love to clown the jets for no reason….it has actually become hilarious

  16. bigdogbob says: May 22, 2014 3:19 PM

    Why does everyone hate CJ so much? Hasn’t missed a game in 6 seasons. Number 2 in total rushing yards over his 6 seasons played. 4.6 yard per carry lifetime average. Was he worth what the Titans paid him? Probably not. But name another player on that team during that time that opposing defenses actually had to game plan for. Nate Washington? Kenny Brit? Lendale White? Jared Cook? Vince Young? Matt Hasselbeck? Lavelle Hawkins? Kerry Collins? Bo Scaife? I mean seriously, has any team, other than maybe the Vikings, relied so heavily on a single player during the last 6 seasons than the Titans did on Johnson? And yet, he still produced. Maybe not as much as many of you think he should have since you drafted him in the first round of your fantasy league, but this is real football, and he produced despite having NO ONE to take any heat off of him at the line of scrimmage.

  17. iammrbinky says: May 22, 2014 3:27 PM

    LVH odds have the Jets and Bills battling for the basement of the AFCE. This Dolphins fan thinks thats ridiculous. The Jets are a much more talented team on paper than last year and have a good coaching staff. This is going to be a long season in S Florida.

  18. jetsarestacked says: May 22, 2014 3:32 PM

    rex does this every year with vets. remember laron landry and how all of you said he wouldnt make it through the season with the jets? he didnt miss a game.

  19. wallabear says: May 22, 2014 3:39 PM


  20. Frank Gibbons says: May 22, 2014 3:49 PM

    yeah, rex does such a great job with veterans. so good in fact they will go 8-8 again. he really knows how to get everything out of his roster.

  21. jackburton77 says: May 22, 2014 3:50 PM

    -Shang Tsung

  22. gotitan says: May 22, 2014 3:53 PM


  23. Patskrieg dot com says: May 22, 2014 4:09 PM

    With a setback like this you can bet that this will be the Jets most challenging road to a self declared off-season Super Bowl victory in years… but we know they’re up for it!

  24. hehateme2 says: May 22, 2014 4:36 PM

    Let the excuses begin…. remember 1969!!

  25. tahnoonzee says: May 22, 2014 4:56 PM

    dude is trash

  26. namaths5thofwhiskey says: May 22, 2014 8:13 PM

    Too busy getting hammered with Geno at NYC nightclubs.

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