Chris Johnson after meeting with Jets: I'm taking it one day at a time

Does Chris Johnson have enough left to lift the Jets' running game? (USATSI)
Does Chris Johnson have enough left to lift the Jets' running game? (USATSI)

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UPDATE: That didn't take long: According to ESPN, Chris Johnson and the Jets have agreed to terms on a two-year deal.

Chris Johnson, released by the Titans earlier this month, met with the Jets on Tuesday. He took in a Nets-Knicks game that night, and by Wednesday ... he remains a free agent. He told a group of reporters that "everything went well" in his meet-and-greet with the Jets but offered little in the way of actual details.

"I'm just taking it one day at a time, taking my time, and whatever decision I make, it will be the best decision," he said. As for what exactly he likes about the Jets, Johnson reiterated that he's "taking it one day at a time" before adding, "That's all I'm going to say."

The Jets, who reportedly have no concerns about Johnson's work ethic, could certainly use some depth at running back; as it stands, Bilal Powell and Chris Ivory top the depth chart.

Johnson did say that he plans to visit other teams, although he didn't name them. According to, the Falcons, Bills and Dolphins are said to be interested.'s Pete Prisco noted earlier this month that wherever Johnson ends up, he won't be the explosive player we saw early in his career, but a capable veteran who would be at his best in a backs-by-committee system.

"If a team signs Johnson expecting a lot of that explosion, it is making a mistake," Prisco wrote Monday. "What that team will get is a player like the one we saw in a second-half sequence against the Colts in Week 13. On four consecutive runs, Johnson took the ball from the Titans' 13 to the 41. He gained 28 yards on runs of 9, 3, 7 and 9 yards. It was nothing fancy, but his good feet helped make those runs possible.

"Something else to consider: Johnson still can help a team in the passing game. He had 52 catches, four for touchdowns, and his average of 8.2 yards per catch was second only to the 10.1 he had in that magical 2009 season."

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Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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