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Jets Sign Former ECU RB Chris Johnson

NEW YORK (AP) - 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.

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. But Johnson finished with 1,077 yards - the second-lowest total of his career - last season.


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