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.
Johnson is 3rd in yds from scrim since 2008, was 4th in NFL in rushing yds last season when injured in Week 12. https://t.co/s9m9ibdo0s
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 17, 2016
My savage! https://t.co/QssBuvAE1w
— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) March 17, 2016
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.