Arizona Cardinals: Chris Johnson out
Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson has seen his time with the team come to an end
To some, it was not much of a shock. To others, they don’t understand the release of now former Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson.
The writing was on the wall after his abysmal performance against the Atlanta Falcons. He fumbled the ball twice in the first quarter and that seemed to seal his fate.
Earlier in the week a 53-man roster prediction was published and his name was listed amongst those not listed as making the team. Still, at the beginning of the preseason it seemed like a move distant from most minds.
Johnson showed some decent speed early on in camp but really started to show his age recently. Don’t get this wrong though, this was a performance issue for the most part. If age was an issue, Johnson would never have been re-signed.
That leaves us now wondering who the fourth running back may be? Money is on Elijhaa Penny. He had a strong game against the Denver Broncos on Thursday night, rushing 17 times for 77-yards.
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If Penny makes the roster, then look for James Summers to make the practice squad. He too showed flashes in the preseason.
After David Johnson though, the depth chart may see their most action on special teams. For a guy like Andre Ellington, it has been an up and down ride.
Ellington had trouble staying healthy early on in his career. Then comments by general manager Steve Keim last year seemed to suggest the team was on it’s last nerve with him. Now, after a failed attempt to move him to receiver, Ellington has appeared to make the team.
As for Johnson, do not rule him out of latching on with another team. He did choose to come to Arizona over Miami even though Arizona was going to pay him less. Unfortunately it didn’t work out here. We wish him the best of luck.