Jets' Johnson not concerned about knee, carries (Yahoo Sports)

NEW YORK (AP) — Newly signed Jets running back Chris Johnson has no concerns about whether his surgically repaired knee will be healthy in time for training camp or how New York will split carries in its backfield.

Johnson was signed Wednesday by the Jets after he was released by the Tennessee Titans on April 7. The former 2,000-yard rusher says Thursday during a conference call that his left knee is ''getting better and better'' every day and says he's ''pretty close'' after having a torn meniscus repaired after last season.

Johnson adds that a report suggesting he has arthritis in the knee is ''not accurate.''

After balking at splitting carries last season, Johnson says this year ''is about winning,'' and sharing the workload …
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AP Source: Giants sign QB Josh Freeman as backup (Yahoo Sports)

Latest NFL News: AP Source: Giants sign QB Josh Freeman as backup (Yahoo Sports)

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman (12) walks on the field before an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

A person familiar with the deal says quarterback Josh Freeman has agreed to terms with the New York Giants. Freeman was cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in October after a messy split. The 17th pick in the 2009 draft, Freeman started 59 games for the Bucs over four-plus seasons before the relationship soured.

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Sharper's attorneys to question Arizona evidence (Yahoo Sports)

PHOENIX (AP) — Lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper are questioning the evidence authorities are using to justify keeping him in jail without bail on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted two women.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Warren Granville began a hearing on the subject Wednesday and is expected to conclude it Thursday afternoon. It's the latest development in several ongoing sexual assault investigations involving Sharper in Louisiana, California, Florida, Arizona and Nevada.

Bail in Sharper's California rape case was set at $1 million, but he was indicted in Arizona last month on charges of sexual assault and administering dangerous drugs, so authorities in California have kept him jailed. The Arizona Constitution automatically denies bail to people …
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Vikings sign safety Kurt Coleman (Yahoo Sports)

Latest NFL News: Vikings sign safety Kurt Coleman (Yahoo Sports)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed former Philadelphia Eagles safety Kurt Coleman.
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Jets sign former Titans RB Chris Johnson (Yahoo Sports)

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets and former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson have agreed to terms on a deal.

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

Johnson was officially released by the Titans on April 7, three days after being told by the team of its decision. 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 versatile and deep backfield.

Johnson, who turns 29 in September, is only the sixth player to rush for 1,000 yards in each of his first six seasons. But Johnson finished with 1,077 yards – the second-lowest total of his career …
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