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Cardinals Re-Sign Chris Johnson Following David Johnson Injury

Sports Illustrated

The Arizona Cardinals received some bad news on Tuesday when it was revealed that running back David Johnson would miss two to three months with a wrist injury. On Sunday, Johnson dislocated his wrist in the team’s 35-23 loss against the Detroit Lions. And now since Johnson will have to undergo surgery, the team decided to bring back a familiar face to fill Johnson’s void.

NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported that the Cardinals re-signed former running back veteran Chris Johnson on Tuesday. Johnson played for Arizona for two years, but the team cut him earlier this month. 

Johnson, 31, did not have much success during preseason, which led to him being cut. He had fumbling issues, and only carried 13 times for 41 yards. Back in 2009, he rushed for 2,009 yards in Tennessee when he played for the Titans, earning him the CJ2K nickname. Now he will join a backfield with Kerwynn Williams, Andre Ellington, Elijhaa Penny, and D.J. Foster.

The Cardinals next game is Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

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