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Former RB Chris Johnson retires

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Former running back Chris Johnson announced his retirement from the league. He played ten seasons.

He played for three seasons in his career. He began his journey in the league with the Tennessee Titans, than joined the New York Jets.

He ended his career with the Arizona Cardinals.

Former NFL running back Chris Johnson running the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars

Chris Johnson running the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars (Getty Images)

“I would like to take this time to thank my family, friends, fans, and teammates who have given their continued support throughout my 10 year career,” Johnson said. “My time in the NFL has given me so many opportunities and memories. After a great deal of thought and consideration, I have decided to close this chapter of my life and look forward to the new possibilities that have been afforded to me.

“I would like to thank the Tennessee Titans, New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals organizations, who provided me with an opportunity to play the game I love and to be a part of their amazing communities. Playing in the NFL was a honor and I am humbled and blessed to have been able to be a part of the league for 10 years.”

Johnson last played in the league in 2017. He was signed after David Johnson went down with a season-ending injury.

He appeared in four games, including three starts. The then-32-year-old back had 45 carries for 114 yards.

Johnson also had five receptions for 43 yards.

In 130 career games with the three teams, he made 111 starts. He had 2,163 carries for 9,651 yards with 55 touchdowns.

He also had 307 receptions for 2,255 yards and nine touchdowns.

His best season came, as a 24-year-old, when he had a career-high 358 carries for 2,006 yards. He also had 14 touchdowns, the most in any season.

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