Dec 29, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) carries the ball against the Houston Texans during the second half at LP Field. Tennessee won 16-10. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Jets' Chris Johnson cleared for full practice

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The New York Jets went out in the NFL offseason and added some offensive weapons, like Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker and Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson. Johnson underwent minor January surgery to repair a torn meniscus and spent the offseason rehabbing.

Johnson was never in any real doubt for the start of training camp, participating in individual drills in minicamp and stated back in June that he was “very close” to 100 percent.

Well ahead on Wednesday Johnson said, via Rich Cimini of, that Dr. James Andrews cleared him to make a full return to practice . The Jets hold their first session of training camp on Thursday.

So far he is getting rave reviews from his new head coach, Rex Ryan, who says he was “flying.”

The real question is if the Jets will use him as a featured back like he is accustomed to or go with a running back by committee approach. It’d be hard to deny him the featured back role if he is “flying” around the football field looking like a past version of himself.

Running backs coach Anthony Lynn has stated that Johnson’s carries will be monitored in an effort to keep a Johnson, who has 2,014 career touches, fresh.

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