Chris Johnson

Cardinals ink Chris Johnson

NFC West Update

Do you remember the days of CJ2k? A 2-4 year period where Chris Johnson was must see T.V. and arguably the most exciting player in the NFL. It’s certainly been a while since then as the soon to be 30-year-old running back has signed a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals. This after Bruce Arians publicly voiced his displeasure with his running back situation in terms of health/durability. Andre Ellington will be the starter but after an injury plagued campaign last season it seems the Cardinals don’t believe he can be a bell-cow. Rookie, 3rd round selection David Johnson  has struggled with injuries throughout training camp and has not had an opportunity to earn the coaching staff’s trust. The NFL Network reports that “if” Johnson makes the 53-man roster the deal will be worth a maximum of $2 million. It should be noted that Johnson no longer is adept at gaining yards after contact but still has impressive speed and averaged 4.3 yards a carry (155) in 2014.

In other news:

– The Buffalo Bills have signed LB Quentin Groves;

– The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed OT Gosder Cherilus to 2-year $7 million deal;

– QB Phillip Rivers’ new 4-year $83.25 million extension includes a No Trade Clause;

– The Tapa Bay Buccaneers’ DT Akeem Spence has been suspended one game for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy (marijuana);

– DB Ellis Lankster has signed with the Bills;

– DB Lavelle Westbrook has been waived by the Bills;

– The Miami Dolphins have waived TE Arthur Lynch;

– TE Alex Smith has been released by the New Orleans Saints;

– The Washington Redskins have signed TE D.J. Williams;

– WR George Farmer has been waived by the Dallas Cowboys;

– The New York Giants have signed S Brandon Meriweather;

– RB Silas Redd has been waived/injured by the Redskins;

– The Atlanta Falcons have signed RB Evan Royster and LB Terrell Manning; and

– The Cleveland Browns have signed CB Aaron Ross.













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