By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Wed, Jul 23rd 7:22pm EDT
After recovering from knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus, Chris Johnson has officially been cleared by doctors for full participation, saying that he's "good to go to do everything." He also addressed concerns about his speed. "I don't think they're legitimate," said Johnson. "I don't know too many guys that have been playing with a torn meniscus from week three, and still rushed for 1,000 yards." (Source: The Star-Ledger
Fantasy Impact: Although offseason surgery was a success, his health and durability have never been a real concern. Since coming into the NFL, CJ2K has missed only one game - and that was in his rookie year. The biggest question mark over Johnson's head is how much of the ball he'll see. Even if he's named the Week 1 starter, he may see his touches considerably reduced from the 279 rushing attempts he had last year in Tennessee, due to competition from Chris Ivory who mildly impressed in 2013.
Sports Injury Alert | Jul 24th
New York Jets running back Chris Johnson has been medically cleared to participate in training camp, reports Rich Cimini of ESPN New York. Johnson had offseason knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus. As a precaution, the Jets kept him on the sideline during OTA's and minicamp.#459167569 / gettyimages.comThe Tennessee Titans released the one-time 2,000 yard rusher in Apri...
ProFootballTalk | Jul 23rd
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 ESPNNewYork.com, that Dr. James Andrews cleared him to make a full return to practice when the Jets hold their first session…
NFL.com | Jul 2nd
In today's Three and Out: The Jets say Chris Johnson will be in a timeshare ... Johnson disagrees.
EDSFootball | Jun 26th
Back in 2009, Chris Johnson rushed for 2,006 yards in only his second NFL season.
Signing a free-agent deal with the Jets this offseason, Johnson has recently said that he thinks he has another 2,000-yard season in him.
As unrealistic as that may be, it could be a long shot that he reaches 1,000 rushing yards this season based on some comments from Jets running backs coach Anthony Lynn.