Sources: Jets hosting free-agent RB Johnson

Updated: April 15, 2014, 9:59 AM ET news services

Free-agent running back Chris Johnson is visiting the New York Jets on Tuesday, team sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

It marks Johnson’s first visit since being cut by the Tennessee Titans on April 4.
Johnson, 29, is a three-time Pro Bowler who would add a legitimate speed threat to a Jets backfield that features the 222-pound Chris Ivory, who rushed for a career-high 833 yards last season.
The Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins and Atlanta Falcons also have expressed interest in Johnson, sources told ESPN.
Johnson was one of the league’s most dynamic players early in his career. He ran for 2,006 yards in 2009 and is one of only six players to rush for at least 1,000 yards in his first six seasons, along with Barry Sanders, Curtis Martin, LaDainian Tomlinson, Eric Dickerson and Corey Dillon.
He was the 24th selection in the 2008 draft out of East Carolina.
After three seasons, when he ranked as one of the league’s best values, Johnson sold himself to the Titans as a “playmaker” who shouldn’t be constrained by the values placed on running backs. Following a training camp holdout in 2011, Johnson got a four-year, $54 million contract from Tennessee.

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