Chris Johnson

#23 RB / Arizona Cardinals / EXP: 8YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 203 lb Age: 30 College: East Carolina Bye 9,18,21

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Own
38%
Start
2%
RB Rank
73
INJURY ALERT: IR | Leg | IR. Designated for return
  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Cardinals' Chris Johnson: Will be unrestricted free agent

    Johnson (tibia) enters the offseason as an unrestricted free agent. After Johnson landed on short-term IR on Dec. 1 due to a fractured tibia in his left leg, his sole appearance thereafter would have been in the Super Bowl, and Jay Glazer of FOX Sports even reported before Sunday's NFC championship game that the veteran RB would have been activated upon an Arizona victory. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, the Panthers wiped away that possibility with a thorough beatdown. While Johnson is nearing the end of his recovery, his absence allowed David Johnson to stake a claim to the top running back gig, leaving general manager Steve Keim to evaluate whether the elder Johnson is a part of the Cardinals' future.

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    Cardinals' Chris Johnson: Returns to practice Tuesday

    Johnson (fractured tibia) returned to practice Tuesday, ESPN's Field Yates reports. Placed on short-term injured reserve, Johnson won't be eligible to return until the Super Bowl, if the Cardinals make it that far. Even in such a scenario, he'd likely play second fiddle to rookie David Johnson, who emerged as one of the NFL's better running backs over the final five weeks of the regular season. The Cardinals may have found their running back of the future, but not before the 30-year-old Johnson proved that he still has something left. Be it in Arizona or elsewhere, (Chris) Johnson shouldn't have trouble finding work next season, potentially even garnering serious consideration for starting jobs. First, he'll try to get healthy in time for a potential Super Bowl appearance.

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    Cardinals' Chris Johnson: 'Cleared to go'

    On Tuesday night, head coach Bruce Arians told SiriusXM NFL Radio that Johnson "is cleared to go" and has resumed running, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports. Placed on the IR/designated-to-return list on Dec. 1 due to a fractured tibia in his left leg, Johnson missed the last five games of the regular season. Under league guidelines, he cannot practice until next week, with his only potential appearance in the postseason to occur if the Cardinals reach Super Bowl 50. In a discussion with Weinfuss on Wednesday, Johnson estimated that he's approximately 80-85 percent healthy, but active status would be out of the question this weekend, if he was eligible. In the interim, David Johnson will be entrusted with most of the touches out of the backfield, while Andre Ellington provides support.

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    Cardinals' Chris Johnson: Placed on IR/designated to return

    Johnson (fractured tibia) has been placed on injured reserve/designated to return, ruling him out for the season unless the Cardinals reach the Super Bowl, NFL Network's Albert Breer reports. With Johnson officially done for the regular season, Andre Ellington (turf toe) and David Johnson both get major boosts in value. Ellington, however, is dealing with a turf toe injury that could keep him out of Sunday's game against the Rams. He is only considered day-to-day, but turf toe is a notoriously unpredictable injury in terms of recovery time. The Cardinals may thus need contributions from Stepfan Taylor and/or Kerwynn Williams, the latter of whom is currently signed to the practice squad.

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    Cardinals' Chris Johnson: Expected to miss 6-8 weeks

    Johnson (fractured tibia) is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports. The diagnosis of a fractured tibia hasn't been confirmed by the Cardinals, but assuming the reports are accurate, Johnson will miss the rest of the regular season. With Andre Ellington (turf toe) also likely to miss time, rookie David Johnson is set to lead the Arizona backfield. The Cardinals likely still hope to have Chris Johnson back at some point during the playoffs.

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    Cardinals' Chris Johnson: Diagnosed with fractured tibia

    Johnson has been diagnosed with a fractured tibia in his left leg, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports. Johnson was knocked out of Sunday's game in San Francisco, after his left knee has hit by an opposing player's helmet. The initial diagnosis of a bone bruise indicated a short absence was in store, but Glazer's bombshell says otherwise. The Cardinals will explore if there's a chance that he can return at some point, but the running back corps could be down to David Johnson and Stepfan Taylor in the short term due to Andre Ellington's bout with turf toe.

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    Cardinals' Chris Johnson: Knee contusion

    Johnson (knee contusion) is slated to undergo an MRI, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports. Meanwhile, fellow RB Andre Ellington is dealing with turf toe, with the duo's status for this Sunday's game against the Rams yet to be determined. Next up for the Cardinals' carries if either (or both) miss time are David Johnson, Stepfan Taylor and perhaps Kerwynn Williams, who is currently on the team's practice squad.

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    Cardinals' Chris Johnson: Could miss time with knee injury

    Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer left the impression that both Johnson (knee) and Andre Ellington (foot) will miss time, according to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic. The Cardinals haven't provided an update, but Palmer did say that David Johnson and Kerwyn Williams need to step up. That doesn't necessarily mean Chris Johnson will miss time, as Palmer isn't a doctor and may have just been assuming that at least one of (Chris) Johnson or Andre Ellington won't be ready for Week 13 against the Rams. If neither running back is ready, David Johnson will likely lead the Arizona backfield, though Williams could also have a large role.

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    Cardinals' Chris Johnson: Suffers knee injury

    Johnson is questionable to return to Sunday's contest in San Francisco due to a left knee injury, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports. Two dominoes fell at the top of the Cardinals' running back depth chart, namely Johnson and Andre Ellington (left foot, questionable), in the third quarter. The departures leave rookie David Johnson to handle the bulk of the carries out of the backfield, though Stepfan Taylor could also factor into RB touches.

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    Cardinals' Chris Johnson: Active Sunday

    Johnson (knee) is listed as active Sunday at San Francisco, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Since the Cardinals' Week 9 bye, Johnson has managed just 121 rushing yards at a 2.8 YPC clip across two games. However, previous success against the 49ers (110 yards and two touchdowns in Week 3) has contributed to their standing as second-most yielding under standard scoring conditions in the current campaign.

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