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Cardinals bring in running back Chris Johnson on 1-year contract

CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 16: Running Back Chris Johnson #21 of the New York Jets has a big gain in the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on August 16, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Al Pereira/New York Jets/Getty Images)

CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 16: Running Back Chris Johnson #21 of the New York Jets has a big gain in the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on August 16, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Al Pereira/New York Jets/Getty Images)

Former all-pro running back Chris Johnson has agreed to a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals.

Johnson, an eight-year pro, joins a running back group that includes returning starter Andre Ellington, who battled injuries much of last season, and rookie David Johnson, a third-round draft pick who the team has high hopes for but has been injured for much of fall camp.

Chris Johnson (5-feet-11, 203 pounds) was named the NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 2009, when he rushed for 2,006 yards for the Tennessee Titans. He played six seasons with Tennessee -- gaining more than 1,000 yards each year -- before playing last season with the New York Jets.

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He ran for 663 yards on 155 carries for the Jets and ranks fifth among active players in career rushing yards with 8,628.