NEW YORK – Always fast on the field, Chris Johnson found a new job pretty quickly, too.
The New York Jets signed the former Titans running back Wednesday, a little over a week after he was officially released by Tennessee on April 7.
Johnson met with the Jets all day Tuesday – the first team he visited – and stayed in town to watch the Knicks-Nets game in Brooklyn before signing Wednesday.
The Jets announced the move, but didn’t release terms.
In a text message to The Associated Press, Johnson confirmed it was a two-year deal.
He has 7,965 career yards on 1,742 carries for a 4.6-yard average, including 50 touchdowns, and ranks third on Tennessee’s rushing list behind Eddie George and Earl Campbell. Johnson also has caught 272 passes for 2,003 yards and eight TDs.
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