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Posted 10 Jan 2015New York Jets running back Chris Johnson was arrested Friday night in Orlando, Florida, where he was charged with the open carrying of a firearm -- a second-degree misdemeanor.
Chris Johnson recorded career lows in carries (155), rushing yards (663) and rushing touchdowns (one) this past season.
The Orlando Police Department confirmed the arrest but refused to disclose any details, saying it was instructed to direct calls to the Jets.
"We are aware and have no comment at this time, as this is a pending legal matter," a team spokesman said.
Johnson was pulled over after rolling through a stop sign, according to a source close to the player. Police asked to search his car, and he cooperated. His licensed and registered firearm was found under a book bag under a seat instead of locked up, resulting in the charge for "open" carrying.
Johnson, 29, is coming off perhaps the most frustrating year of his career. In his first season with the Jets, he recorded career lows for carries (155), rushing yards (663) and rushing touchdowns (one).
The former Titans star, released by Tennessee last April, signed a two-year, $8 million contract with the Jets. He could be a salary-cap casualty in the coming weeks.
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Posted 22 Dec 2014Change is coming to Gotham.
With Jets owner Woody Johnson calling together an advisory football council to serve as a sounding board for potential sweeping changes in Florham Park, at least one player believes change might help this 3-12 team.
Starting quarterback Geno Smith acknowledged Monday, per ESPN New York's Rich Cimini, that moving on from coach Rex Ryan would be "a tough thing to do, but we are professionals and we have to do it. A change could be good for us all."
The larger question in New York is whether Johnson will retain the services of embattled general manager John Idzik, who hasn't exactly endeared himself to Jets fans over two tumultuous seasons.
Smith should be careful what he wishes for.
The marriage between Geno and Rex has always been rocky, but a new coaching staff might decide to wipe away this team's stale crop of underwhelming quarterbacks long before next September dawns.
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Posted 12 Oct 2014Rex Ryan and the New York Jets face Peyton Manning and Tom Brady in a five-day stretch and could be staring at a 1-6 record this time next week.
Ryan knows he's on the hot seat and must turn it around -- or else he'll be looking for a new job.
However, Rex will have at least until the end of the season before there is any chance he'll need to freshen up his resume.
On NFL GameDay Morning, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, according to several sources in and around the situation, that it's highly unlikely a midseason firing of Ryan will take place.
Rapoport added that the same goes for general manager John Idzik, who is also coming under fire in New York for his offseason moves (or lack thereof). Idzik made the call to not spend $20 million in cap space this past offseason because he believed there wasn't a wise investment to be made -- and the Jets owner didn't hold him back.
"What I am told is owner Woody Johnson will assess this situation in its entirety after the season," Rapoport said. "So what will this hinge on? I'm told there is no litmus test as far as saying, 'Rex needs to make the playoffs and then he'll be able to keep his job,' even though his contract actually triggers with a playoff appearance. Because there is an acknowledgement in the organization that there's just not as much talent as they thought there would be -- certainly not as much talent as they had last year."
Ryan denied this week that the Jets lack talent. However, the team's play on the field says otherwise.
Rapoport also noted that one reason the Jets didn't fire Ryan last year was out of fear of watching him move on and win elsewhere. That same fear still exists.
There is zero doubt Ryan will get another NFL job if he's fired. As one of the best defensive minds in football, he'll be the hottest name available the nanosecond the Jets decide to cut ties.
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