Dec 8, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) rushes on fourth down in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

NFL rumors: Jets expected to pursue Chris Johnson when released


The Tennessee Titans are expected to release running back Chris Johnson at some point in the coming week, and there are already some teams being connected to the former 2,000 yard rusher when he becomes available.

On Friday, reports surfaced that the Atlanta Falcons could be interested in acquiring Johnson when he becomes a free agent, but now there is an AFC team expected to enter the mix.

According to Rich Cimini of ESPN New York,  the Jets will pursue Johnson whenever he is released by the Titans.

The Jets currently have a more physical runner in Chris Ivory in the backfield, so adding a player like Johnson will be a perfect complement. While his speed may be on the decline, there is no doubt that he still has a little left in the tank that makes him a threat to take the ball to the endzone once he finds the edge.

New York is hoping to add weapons to the offense and Johnson would be just the latest quality signing for the team this offseason.

Tags: Chris Johnson New York Jets NFL Tennessee Titans