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Jets sign former Titans RB Chris Johnson

NEW YORK (AP) _ Always fast on the field, Chris Johnson is looking to quickly prove his critics wrong.

 

The New York Jets signed the former Titans running back Wednesday, a little over a week after he was officially released by Tennessee.

 

Johnson met with the Jets all day Tuesday _ the first team he visited _ and stayed in town to watch the Knicks-Nets game in Brooklyn before signing Wednesday. The Jets announced the move, but didn't release terms.

 

In a text message to The Associated Press, Johnson confirmed it was a two-year deal.

 

``I have a fresh start,'' Johnson told The Tennessean. ``Now I am going to go out there with a chip on my shoulder. I know a lot of people are doubting me.''

 

Johnson was told by the Titans of their decision April 4, ending a six-year stint in Tennessee during which he became one of the NFL's most exciting running backs. The former 2,000-yard rusher will team with Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell to give coach Rex Ryan and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg a deep and dangerous backfield.

 

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