Chris Johnson knows he has to earn playing time in Arizona

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Chris Johnson came to the Arizona Cardinals with no assurances about what role he will play, and he says he's fine with that.

Johnson, speaking to reporters on Tuesday before his first practice with his new team, said he's just glad to be back playing in the NFL.

Johnson rushed for 663 yards with the New York Jets last season after topping 1,000 in his first six NFL seasons, all with the Tennessee Titans.

Johnson has recovered from a gunshot wound to the shoulder. He was injured in March when someone opened fire on a van in which he was riding in Orlando, Florida. The driver of the van was killed and another passenger injured.

The three-time Pro Bowl player signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals on Monday.



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