Cardinals re-sign running back Chris Johnson

Posted at 12:47 PM, Mar 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-17 15:51:23-04

Chris Johnson will get an opportunity to finish what he started last season with the Arizona Cardinals.

The 30-year-old running back has agreed to return to the Cardinals via a one-year contract, the team announced Thursday.

The Cards signed Johnson as a free agent during the 2015 preseason in order to boost their running back depth. Johnson ended up earning a starting role and rushed for 814 yards and three touchdowns in 11 games to earn his fourth Pro Bowl selection.

But Johnson's season ended prematurely after he suffered a leg injury with five games to play in the regular season. He would have been eligible to return to the field if the Cardinals had advanced to the Super Bowl, but the Cards fell one game short of that goal.

In Johnson's absence, rookie David Johnson emerged as the team's starting running back.