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Johnson (hamstring) isn't slated to play in Sunday night's preseason game against the Raiders, ESPN's Josina Anderson reports.

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Johnson (hamstring) is considered a game day decision ahead of Sunday's preseason game against the Raiders.

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Johnson (hamstring) is practicing Friday, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

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Johnson (hamstring) fit in a test run Thursday to determine if he can return to practice Friday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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Johnson (hamstring) could return to practice by the end of the week, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Following the NFL draft, Johnson remains a free agent.

For now, there doesn't seem to be much free agent interest in Johnson, who was let go by the Jets in February, though the Dallas Morning News relays that Johnson himself suggests that he might be a good fit for the Cowboys, who did not draft a running back despite losing DeMarco Murray in free agency. Per NFL.com, Johnson, who sustained a gun shot wound to his shoulder during a March 8 incident in Florida, has resumed working out and doesn't appear to be exhibiting any lingering effects from the injury. At this stage, the Cowboys suggest that they are comfortable with their current backfield corps, but Johnson could draw some interest as the offseason progresses, once running back injuries mount.

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Johnson, who was shot in the shoulder while he was a passenger in a vehicle that was fired upon early Sunday morning in Orlando, Fla., was released from the hospital on Monday, the Tennessean reports.

The report relays via Johnson's publicist, EAGSportsManagement, that the running back is expected "to make a quick and full recovery and is looking forward to being back out on the field training as soon as possible." Johnson is scheduled to become a free agent on Tuesday after the Jets declined to pick up his contract option last month.

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Johnson is recovering at an Orlando, Florida hospital after being shot in the shoulder while he was a passenger in a vehicle that was fired upon early Sunday morning, NFL.com reports.

The report indicates that Johnson was described as being in stable condition following the incident, which reportedly injured another passenger and claimed the life of the driver of the vehicle. Johnson, who spent the 2014 NFL season with the Jets, is slated to become a free agent Tuesday, after the team declined his contract option in February.

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The Jets declined the second-year option on Johnson's contract, making him a free agent, ESPN New York's Rich Cimini reports.Johnson underwhelmed in his lone season with the Jets, running for just 663 yards (4.3 YPC) and one touchdown while catching 24 passes for 151 yards and a score. He'll turn 30 in September and is nowhere near the player he used to be, but he ought to find work of some sort if he looks for it. With that said, Johnson's chances of earning much in the way of pay or playing time don't seem good. There's a big surplus of running back talent in both the draft and free agency. Among several other notables, all of DeMarco Murray, Justin Forsett, Ryan Mathews, Roy Helu, Mark Ingram, Knowshon Moreno, Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen are also free agents.

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Johnson was arrested in Orlando on Friday for opening carrying of a firearm, ESPN New York's Rich Cimini reports.

The charge is a second-degree misdemeanor. The exact scenario behind Johnson's arrest isn't yet clear, and the Jets have yet to comment on the situation. Assuming he doesn't have any other recent disciplinary infractions with the league, the charge doesn't appear to be the sort of thing to cause a big impact in itself. It might cast a slight bit of uncertainty regarding his standing in an organization that figures to see some turnover this offseason, though. Johnson has one year left on the two-year deal he signed with the Jets in April of 2014, so the team has no long-term investment in him.