Johnson recently visited with the Miami Dolphins, who lost free-agent running back Lamar Miller to the Houston Texans. The Dolphins made a run at restricted free agent C.J. Anderson, but the Denver Broncos matched their offer sheet.
#AZCardinals RB Chris Johnson received a 1-year deal worth up to $3M, source said. He turned down nearly double that from another team.
Johnson, 30, rushed for 814 yards and three touchdowns and averaged 4.2 yards per carry last season — his first with the Cardinals. His season ended when he suffered a broken leg in Week 12 against the San Francisco 49ers.
It was a bounce-back year for Johnson, who rushed for only 663 yards in 16 games with the Jets in 2014. The previous six seasons, he never rushed for fewer than 1,000 yards.