Chris Johnson ran for at least 1,000 yards in each of his first six NFL seasons.
Florham Park, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) -
Chris Johnson officially now has a new home, with the former 2,000-yard rusher agreeing to terms with the New York Jets Wednesday on a reported two-year contract.
According to NFL.com, Johnson's deal carries a base value of $8 million and includes $1 million in incentives.
Johnson was released by the Tennessee Titans earlier this month in a move triggered by both financial and production reasons. The three-time Pro Bowl honoree was due to earn $8 million in 2014 and averaged a career-low 3.9 yards per carry this past season. He also underwent minor knee surgery in January.
Manning wants to finish the fairy tale right
By John McMullen, NFL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
If you were thinking the Denver Broncos' 43-8 thumping at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII would cause Peyton Manning to ponder his football mortality, think again.
The reigning NFL MVP, who turned 38 in March, surfaced in Denver on Wednesday for the first time this offseason, and flashed a sense of urgency highlighted by his organization's high-profile foray into free agency.
"I feel that I have a responsibility to the team to be on top of my game," Manning said before his appearance as a guest speaker for the local Boy Scouts of America's annual sports breakfast at the Pepsi Center. "That's what I think about every day when I lift weights and throw with my receivers -- doing my job to help the Denver Broncos.
"That's what I've tried to do since I've been here and that's what I'll keep doing until I stop playing."