Giants interested in Chris Johnson?

Running back Chris Johnson is expected to be released by the Tennessee Titans on Friday (Schefter, April 4).

The 28-year old is a three time pro-bowler (albeit not since 2010) and has surpassed 1,000 rushing yards in each of his six seasons in the NFL and has been among the most durable running backs in the league, starting 116 games in each of the last five seasons.

The Giants have shown some interest in the running back, as well as the Jets and Cowboys (Wesseling, April 4).




15 comments
hashburry
hashburry

At the very least, he would immediately be the fastest guy on the team.

Peter Sinapi
Peter Sinapi

I would have loved CJif we already didn't have him in David Wilson.

joeknix
joeknix

We don't have the scratch left in cap space to sign him.  I'm filing this under . . . not very the likely category.

mcfly
mcfly

At the right price could be a great signing. He won't like sharing carries, but that's the standard in the NFL now. Would solve our 3rd down need, and give us a homerun hitter

Peter Sinapi
Peter Sinapi

Speaking of fastest guys, what happened to Da'Rel Scott?

spider43
spider43

@Peter Sinapi  ... The problem is... we DON'T already have him in the form of David Wilson, because Wilson hasn't proven to be healthy, whereas Johnson has.

rico
rico

Rather see the jints find a way to get alex mack

rico
rico

You mean " the juggler?".

The job was his to lose, about 40 times and he kept losing it.

What ever happened to Andre Brown?

Peter Sinapi
Peter Sinapi

I'm not questioning whether CJ would be better than Wilson. Reese is not giving up on Wilson. And bringing in CJ would stunt Wilson's development even further. One caveat - if Wilson's injury prevents him from playing and they already know this, then I can see them adding CJ.

spider43
spider43

@rico  .... No way I'm giving up a future draft pick and $10m for a center, no matter how good he is. De Le Puente would come much more cheaply, and fared well in the Saints wide open offense blocking for Brees. It would be much better to target DLP than pay the high sticker price on Mack. And given the choice, I would rather have an instant impact player like Chris Johnson because our running game is still questionable, even after the signing of Jennings. Jennings is a decent talent, but he's 29 yrs old and still hasn't proven anything yet that he can be a #1 RB for a team. The only reason he did as well as he did with Oakland was because McFadden was as fragile as glass there, so Jennings kept getting chances to run the ball. Despite that, he still didn't "wow" anybody. Johnson on the other hand does have "wow" abilities. Johnson would be a pricey signing, but a good one... and we could still sign or draft a center later.

spider43
spider43

@rico  ....  Seems I should correct myself. I just learned I was mistaken about compensation regarding Mack. If any teams made him a FA offer, the Browns have the right to match, but would NOT receive a draft pick from the Giants if they let Mack walk away.


So it DOES appear Mack could theoretically be signed by the Giants, but his likely salary would make that unrealistic.

rico
rico

I like CJ too but my desire for Mack is to build an OL that would dominate and be a unit for many years. Having a dominant OL will work magic for Eli, the RBs and recievers. Not into "what ifs" and patchwork OLs.