first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling New York Jets running back Chris Johnson warms up before an NFL football game between the Jets and the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski) Comments   Share   Tuesday, the Cardinals are reportedly ready to pounce.According to Dianna Marie Russini of ESPN, Arizona has made an offer to former Tennessee Titans and New York Jets RB Chris Johnson.The Cardinals are pursuing RB Chris Johnson. They have offered him a 1 year deal per sources. Stay tuned to see if he says yes. #Cardinals— Dianna Marie Russini (@diannaESPN) August 11, 2015Although Johnson himself might be a bit wary of the offer and the Cardinals’ roster situation.I’m told Johnson’s hesitation is making sure he goes into a situation that will allow him to make the team #Cardinals— Dianna Marie Russini (@diannaESPN) August 11, 2015center_img Top Stories …with Ellington & Johnson that might not be the case in Arizona. He is in the best shape of his life.— Dianna Marie Russini (@diannaESPN) August 11, 2015Johnson, 29, played last season with the Jets, gaining 663 yards on 155 carries. It was the first time in his seven-year career that Johnson hasn’t run for 1,000 or more yards.In 2009 with Tennessee, Johnson led the league with 2,006 yards on 358 carries, becoming just the sixth player in NFL history to eclipse the 2,000-yard plateau. Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson became the seventh by running for 2,097 in 2012. Monday, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians voiced displeasure with the team’s running back position through the first 10 days of camp. A combination of hamstring injuries to Andre Ellington, David Johnson and Marion Grice and some shoddy ball security over the weekend led Arians to say that the Cardinals might be in the market for another back.“I am not pleased we are missing so much time with the top two guys and we may be looking to bring somebody in,” Arians told Bickley and Marotta on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img

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