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Chris Johnson (knee) participated in individual drills in Tuesday's minicamp session, and is "very close" to 100 percent.

The man formerly known as CJ2K is going to be ready for training camp. Speaking earlier this week, Jets RBs coach Anthony Lynn said Johnson is "definitely going to get the ball," but that how much will be "up to him." Translation, Johnson can't flash the disinterest that crept into his game in recent years in Tennessee.

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When asked about how he'll split up carries, Jets RBs coach Anthony Lynn said, "we've always played the hot guy."

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Chris Johnson (knee) isn't sure if he'll be ready for next month's mandatory minicamp.

Johnson, who is sitting out OTAs, underwent minor January surgery to repair a torn meniscus. He's fully expected to be ready for training camp.

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Chris Johnson (knee) said he will probably be held out of upcoming OTAs.

Johnson injured his meniscus in Week 3 last season. He never missed a game, but did undergo a scope after the season and reportedly developed some arthritis. The Jets clearly weren't concerned, giving the 28-year-old Johnson an $8 million contract that included $3 million guaranteed. Johnson is fully expected to be 100 percent for camp and enter Week 1 as the lead back ahead of Chris Ivory.

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Coach Rex Ryan told reporters Monday the Jets made no promises about Chris Johnson's 2014 workload before signing him.

"Nothing was ever promised (like) 'You're going to get X amount of carries'," Ryan insisted. "No role has been determined for really anyone." Ryan likened the Johnson-Chris Ivory-Bilal Powell triumvirate to the Jets' 2009 backfield, when Thomas Jones toted the rock 331 times, Shonn Greene handled 108 runs, and Leon Washington got 87 touches. We don't anticipate Johnson getting over 300 rushing attempts like Jones did, but he certainly could wind up with more than 200, and projects as the Jets' lead ball carrier.

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New Jets RB Chris Johnson understands he's entering a timeshare.

Memorably, Johnson was against the Titans' signing of Shonn Greene last season, but has changed his tune. "I want to come into a program where I think we could win," Johnson said. "And if that's what the coach feels we (have to do to) win, then that's what we have to do." Johnson's YPC slumped to 3.86 in 2013, but he could be reinvigorated as a committee back who gets to concentrate on his strengths. Johnson should be in for 12-15 touches per game.

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New Jets RB Chris Johnson disputes reports that he's developing an arthritic knee.

It's the least surprising denial in the world, one that could never be verified unless we saw Johnson's X-rays or MRIs. Johnson has taken a beating during his six years in the NFL, but always remained on the field. The fact the Jets are giving him a $3 million signing bonus is a pretty strong sign they aren't concerned about his health.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter says the Jets "have some concerns" about the condition of Chris Johnson's knee.

It's further confirmation that Johnson isn't going to be a true bell cow in New York. He underwent minor surgery to repair a torn mensicus following last season and Schefter notes that some arthritis has developed. Still, the concerns the Jets have over it must be extremely minor. They gave Johnson a two-year, $8 million contract that included a $3 million signing bonus on Wednesday, penning him into a 1-2 punch with power back Chris Ivory. Durability has been a calling card for the artist formerly known as CJ2K, as he's missed just one game in his six-year career. He'll be fine for 12-15 touches per game.

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Profootballtalk reports Chris Johnson's two-year contract with the Jets has a base value of $8 million.

Another $1 million is available through incentives. It falls right in line with what we would have expected. The top of the 2014 market before Johnson signed was Donald Brown's $3.5 million annually from the Chargers. Johnson was by far the best back to hit free agency this offseason, and he gets $4 million per year. This is by no means a sign Johnson will carry the load for the Jets.

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Jets signed RB Chris Johnson, formerly of the Titans, to a two-year contract.

The Jets get their man. Gang Green was the only team really showing legitimate interest in the 28-year-old six-time 1,000-yard rusher. Johnson visited with the Jets all day on Tuesday and said he had more visits to make. Either the Jets wooed him with more money to keep him from leaving town or Johnson simply didn't have any other clubs interested in him. In our opinion, Chris Ivory should remain the early-down back in New York with Johnson mixing in to see 8-12 touches per game. Johnson's fantasy value clearly takes a hit, if so.