Johnson joins crowded Arizona backfield

RB Chris Johnson signed a one-year deal with Arizona on Tuesday, joining a crowded Cardinals backfield. Find out the details of Johnson's deal inside.

Chris Johnson is the newest running back on the Arizona Cardinals roster, joining an already crowded group.

Johnson signed a one-year deal at the league veterans minimum of $870K. The deal includes no signing bonus and Johnson can make up to $2 million if he hits the contract escalators.

Formerly a member of the Tennessee Titans and New York Jets, Johnson made headlines this offseason after being shot in the shoulder. That injury isn't believed to impact his on-field performance as Johnson passed a recent physical.

Johnson will jump into some stiff competition with Andre Ellington and David Johnson, who's expected to return soon from a hamstring injury. Also on the roster is Kerwynn Williams, who filled in admirably late last season as the Cardinals suffered numerous injuries at the running back position.

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