Veteran running back Chris Johnson officially retires
Longtime NFL running back Chris Johnson has officially retired.
Best known for his time with the Tennessee Titans, Johnson announced his retirement Monday via a statement from his agency.
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Johnson hadn’t played in 2018. He got 45 carries in a very limited role with the Arizona Cardinals last season.
Johnson will be best remembered for his second NFL season, when he rushed for 2,006 yards and 14 touchdowns back in 2009. He never quite reached those heights again, though he did rush for 1,000 yards or more in each of his first six NFL seasons. His time with the Titans did not end amicably, and he never found the same levels of success after he departed Tennessee.