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Chris Johnson cleared for full practice, “flying” during conditioning run


Jets running back Chris Johnson didn’t do much during the spring while making his way back from knee surgery, but he said Wednesday that he’s ready to work.

Johnson said, via Rich Cimini of, that Dr. James Andrews cleared him to make a full return to practice when the Jets hold their first session of training camp on Thursday. Johnson isn’t sure if the Jets will give him the green light to do everything right away, but it doesn’t look like the knee will hold him back from earning reps ahead of Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell.

Coach Rex Ryan said that Johnson was “flying” during the team’s conditioning run and that speed is the reason why the Jets signed him to join an offense that was devoid of playmakers last season.

Johnson wasn’t the only player to do well during the conditioning test as Ryan revealed that everyone on the team passed the test for the first time in his six years as the team’s head coach. That left him with an “incredible” feeling about this year’s team, something that probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise to those who have been listening to Ryan for the last week.

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19 Responses to “Chris Johnson cleared for full practice, “flying” during conditioning run”
  1. Heretopissuoff says: Jul 23, 2014 5:50 PM

    Cj0.5k is the worst starting running back in the nfl and he went to a classless organization in the jets with a loud mouth coach.
    They need to learn from the raiders classy organization and a genius of a coach in Dennis Allen
    Khalil Mack> Barr and Clowney

  2. jaygatsbytheoneandonly says: Jul 23, 2014 5:55 PM

    I can hear the chants already…

    C-J-2-K Jets! Jets! Jets!

  3. thevikingsarewherecareersend says: Jul 23, 2014 5:56 PM

    I feel bad for Chris Johnson having to play for the jets.

  4. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 23, 2014 6:02 PM

    Rex himself designed the new conditioning test and passed it himself several times before approving it for use.

  5. tennesseeoilers says: Jul 23, 2014 6:03 PM

    Did you know Rex Ryan is a new Nashville resident? That being the case, I can only imagine all the “What were you thinking?” questions he got around town after his Jets signed CJ.

    What indeed …

  6. doe22us says: Jul 23, 2014 6:13 PM

    Fly he can fly in the open field, but thats the problem, he is always looking for the home run. Anyhow, he is a better offensive threat than whomever the Jets have and he stays healthy.

  7. j0esixpack says: Jul 23, 2014 6:16 PM

    Apparently he doesn’t have the same amount of faith in his guys as he did when he guaranteed they’d win the Super Bowl in back to back years

  8. tolan04 says: Jul 23, 2014 6:27 PM

    Rex took it with Cj so his idea of “flying” was a mild jog while Rex walked it.

  9. grogansheroes says: Jul 23, 2014 6:34 PM

    New York Jets, where careers go to die.

  10. eaglesnoles05 says: Jul 23, 2014 6:36 PM

    He is gonna be a good signing by the Jets.

  11. floratiotime says: Jul 23, 2014 6:36 PM

    The pretty much makes the Superbowl a certainty. I can hardly wait to hear all the bragging.

  12. rickgjags says: Jul 23, 2014 6:38 PM

    In fairness, I suppose you have to give equal time to the sportsstalkers in this world, but really?

  13. kd75 says: Jul 23, 2014 6:47 PM

    I’d like to see Rex pass his own conditioning test.

  14. rascalmanny says: Jul 23, 2014 6:51 PM

    CJ runs when he wants to, or when he needs a contract, or when he has competition for the position. He’s a total “me” guy.

    If he tippy-toes and dances like he did with the Titans, the New York media will rip him.

  15. chaseutley says: Jul 23, 2014 7:01 PM

    Well, “Rascal,” there’s a little bit of competition and Chris Johnson needs a new contract. “Does he want to run” is the $60,000 question.

    Let’s see how this plays out.

  16. zipnyc says: Jul 23, 2014 8:35 PM

    Personally I think Ivory is the better back, but CJ could give the Jets a nice change of pace especially as a receiver out of the backfield for Geno. It was a good, cheap signing.

  17. dlk47823 says: Jul 23, 2014 8:39 PM

    I don’t see how the #2 rushing team in the AFC isn’t better adding Chris Johnson.(and lost no one) Also, watch out for Jalen saunders returning punts and catching some passes this year. made BIG plays at Oklahoma, ask Saban about the Sugar Bowl last year, kid absolutely dominated with big plays.

  18. mazenblue says: Jul 23, 2014 8:40 PM

    But did he make sure to hang his teeth out so you can see they are gold when he ran past. Definitely a me me me player on a team sport. Wait until the Oline bashing comes.

  19. greenlantern75 says: Jul 24, 2014 10:15 AM

    “New York Jets, where careers go to die.”



    Curtis Martin

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