In this Sept. 8, 2013 file photo, Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) runs during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)


In this Dec. 1, 2013 file photo, Tennessee Titans’ Chris Johnson (28) dives while being tackled by Indianapolis Colts’ Cory Redding during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

The New York Jets are taking the next step toward potentially signing running back Chris Johnson.

Gang Green is hosting the veteran runner at its training facility, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoportreported Tuesday, citing a source who spotted Johnson in the building. ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the news.

With the Jets‘ run-first mentality, pairing the uber-durable Johnson with the often-injured Chris Ivory makes complete sense. However, several reports have indicated that general manager John Idzik only is interested in Johnson at the right price.

The Tennessee Titans cut the 28-year-old back and his $8 million contract earlier this month. He won’t see close to that amount on his next deal.


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