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Ex-NFL running back David Johnson retires

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Former NFL running back David Johnson has announced his retirement. He played in the league from 2015 through 2022.

He last played in the league with the New Orleans Saints. He also played with the Arizona Cardinals and the Houston Texans in his career.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Andy Dalton hands off to running back David Johnson during the second half against the Cleveland Browns
Andy Dalton hands off to running back David Johnson during the second half against the Cleveland Browns (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Most notably, he was traded in a blockbuster deal for DeAndre Hopkins. After being acquired in the deal for Hopkins, he only played in two seasons with the Texans.

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In his final season in the league, he appeared in just five games with the Saints. On 12 carries, he had just 24 yards.

The blockbuster deal featuring Johnson also included a 2020 2nd round draft pick that turned into Ross Blacklock and a 2021 fourth-round draft pick that went to the Texans. This pick was later traded before it turned into Tyler Shelvin.

The Cardinals received a 2020 fourth-round draft pick and Hopkins. The fourth-round draft pick turned into Rashard Lawrence.

Johnson had 16 yards on seven carries in a 17-10 win over the Cleveland Browns on December 12th, 2022. He also had 12 yards on four carries one week before in a 21-18 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

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According to Football Reference, Johnson appeared in 92 NFL games in his career. He made 63 starts.

Johnson had 1,007 carries for 4,071 yards and 39 touchdowns. He also had 227 receptions for 2,085 yards and 18 touchdowns.

His best season of his career came during the 2016 season. That’s when he had a career-high 1,239 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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