Chris Johnson may become the newest member of the New York Jets.
That would be Chris Johnson, the cornerback.
Johnson has not played a lot of snaps in the slot in his career, but the Jets seem to be doing their due diligence looking at backup cornerbacks at the moment.
Johnson was drafted in the seventh round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers, 245th overall. He played for the St. Louis Rams in 2005 and had a 99-yard kick return for a touchdown that season.
He landed with the Raiders in 2007, where over the last five seasons he’s gotten the most playing time of his career.
The former Louisville Cardinal started 29 games for Oakland over the last five seasons, including a career-high 15 starts in 2009 at age 30.
He has eight career interceptions and 49 passes defensed.
Generally, over the course of his career, he has faired better in part-time duty than as a starter, which is relevant because if he does end up signing with the Jets, he won’t be in the starting lineup.
Chris Johnson may be nice insurance either way.