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Draft Scout Chris Johnson News
07/22/17 - RB Chris Johnson, who signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals just before the start of camp, said he was considering offers from at least two other teams before deciding to stay in Arizona for a third straight season. He indicated he had reason to believe he will see more playing time with the Cardinals than anyone else, even though he's behind David Johnson on the team depth chart.
"Even though I said I wanted to go somewhere where I could possibly start or play more, I just feel like this year might be a little different," Chris Johnson said. "Just a thought in my mind. That relationship I've got with B.A. (Bruce Arians) and the things me and him talk about made me feel it might be a little different."
Arians said he has plans to use more of a two-back system this season and that Johnson and Johnson would be his main tandem.
"We've always wanted to have some two-back stuff," Arians said. "We've had it in the plan every year and one of the two gets hurt all the damn time. But we'll have some two-back stuff with he (Chris Johnson) and David back there. Same with Kerwynn (Williams) and Andre (Ellington) - all those guys have that position flexibility of being able to play receiver and running back."
11/14/16 - RB Chris Johnson, presently on injured reserve but hoping to be activated at some point this week following his rehab from groin surgery, said all he can do is sit and wait for the team to make its decision on whom it will activate.
"I can only control what I can control and right now, that's just me getting healthy," Johnson said. "So I come in here, and neither me nor (safety) Tyvon (Branch) try to worry about who it's going to be. We just train and try to get better and, you know, we'll see when the time gets here."
Johnson said he doesn't have an idea one way or the other which player the team will decide to activate.
"Whichever way they want to go is however it's going to be," he said. "It's not like they're telling us one thing one week and one thing the other. They ain't telling us nothing, so we don't know. It'll probably end up being which position they need help at the most."
10/04/16 - RB Chris Johnson (groin) was placed on injured reserve by the Cardinals.
10/04/16 - RB Chris Johnson has now been placed on injured reserve for the second time in two years, going on it last year and being lost for the season due to a fracture in his tibia. This time, it's a groin injury that apparently has become a hernia situation. Johnson's career was in doubt a year ago when he was shot in the back of the shoulder during a drive-by shooting in Orlando that claimed the life of one of his friends.
"You feel bad for him because he did such a great job in the comeback," Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said. "He was starting to hit it again. I just feel bad for him because he's such a great kid and hard worker."
10/03/16 - RB Chris Johnson left the Sunday game against the Rams in the fourth quarter when he sustained a groin injury after a 7-yard gain. He could barely walk off the field under his own power, and after the game, he needed a security guard to drive him to his car in the players' parking lot. "Obviously, not very good," Johnson said when asked how he felt after the game. "I've never had one of these before, so I don't really know how long it's going to take. It doesn't feel good."
Coach Bruce Arians on Monday said Andre Ellington would take any snaps Johnson would have received when the Cardinals return to action Thursday night at the 49ers.