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Johnson (ankle) is listed as probable for Monday's game against the Bears, ESPN.com reports.
The probable designation suggests that Johnson (who has 25 carries for 89 yards in two games) is in line to suit Monday, and set to work in tandem with Chris Ivory (23 carries for 145 yards and two TDs to date). They'll take aim at a Chicago defense that has allowing 320 rushing yards through two contests out of the gate.
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Johnson (ankle) was limited at practice Friday, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.
We'll revisit Johnson's status Saturday, but a probable injury designation would no doubt be of comfort to his fantasy owners in advance of Monday night's contest against the Bears.
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Johnson (ankle) was limited at Thursday's practice, NJ.com reports.
Johnson will have an extra day to overcome the ailment as he prepares for Monday's friendly matchup against the weak Chicago run defense. He's been outplayed by Chris Ivory thus far, but both backs figure to see quite a few touches Monday, as the Jets are expected to stick with the committee approach.
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Johnson struggled in Sunday's loss at Green Bay, rushing 12 times for 21 yards. He also had one catch, for no gain.
Chris Ivory had a better day than Johnson (13-43 rushing, with a touchdown), not that he demolished the record book. The Jets figure to use both backs liberally in next week's tasty matchup at Chicago.
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Johnson had 13 carries for 68 rushing yards and five catches on five targets for 23 receiving yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Titans.
Johnson got the start ahead of Chris Ivory and scored on a five-yard shovel pass in the second quarter. While Johnson led the team in carries with 13, Ivory still got 10 himself, one of which he took 71 yards for a touchdown. Bilal Powell finished with only one carry, so while Johnson will likely continue to split carries with Ivory, he likely doesn't have to worry about losing many to Powell.
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Johnson expects to start Sunday against Oakland, though the Jets still list three players (Johnson, Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell) atop the depth chart, ESPN New York reports.
History and context clues suggest the Jets will roll with some sort of hot-hand in their backfield - should any hot hand emerge. All logical indications point to Johnson getting first chance to mark his territory.
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With Chris Ivory (ribs) not playing, Johnson finished Saturday's preseason game against the Bengals with 63 yards on 10 carries and one yard on two receptions.
While Johnson is expected to work in tandem with Chris Ivory this season, an injury to Ivory wouldn't necessarily lead to a major increase in Johnson's touches, as the Jets also have Bilal Powell, who played well in Saturday's game. Saturday's performance was encouraging, but Johnson still figures to split the workload, and isn't expected to get many goal-line carries.
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Johnson blames his 2013 struggles on Tennessee's predictable play-calling, something he doesn't see as a problem with the Jets, according to ESPN.com.
When it comes to pointing the blame at someone else, Johnson still has elite quickness. But maybe New York OC Marty Mornhinweg will be able to unlock Johnson in 2014.
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Johnson had four carries for two yards and a touchdown and two receptions for 16 yards in Thursday's preseason opener against the Colts.
Johnson and Chris Ivory split the first-team work, until Ivory exited the game early with a ribs injury. Bilal Powell, the third running back co-listed atop the team's depth chart, sat out Thursday's game with a hamstring injury that isn't thought to be particularly serious. Johnson stayed in Thursday's game deep into the second quarter, scoring his touchdown on a drive led by Michael Vick and the second-string offense. Although Johnson a one-yard touchdown Thursday night, he doesn't figure to see many goal-line carries this season.
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Johnson, Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell are listed as even atop the Jets depth chart, the New York Post reports.
Rex Ryan keeps talking about a committee, not that it's a foreign concept around the league. But it's difficult to get excited about Johnson these days, as we know the Jets are likely to ship the goal-line carries to someone else. Caveat emptor.