Chris Johnson joins the Jets on two-year deal

Veteran free agent running back Chris Johnson has joined the New York Jets on a two-year contract, according to ESPN.

Johnson visited the Jets on Tuesday.

Johnson was recently cut by the Titans after efforts to trade him were unsuccessful.

Johnson was due an $8 million base salary.

The Titans signed Johnson to a four-year, $53.5 million contract in 2011.

However, he hasn't had the same type of success since signing the deal.

Johnson has rushed for 7,965 yards and 50 touchdowns since being drafted by the Titans in the first round in 2008 out of East Carolina.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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