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Chris Johnson visiting with New York Jets

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 Rapoport reported Tuesday, citing a source who spotted Johnson in the building. ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the news.

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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.

The Jets have been our front-runner to land Johnson from the start. They will get the first crack at keeping him from walking out without a contract. However, Idzik hasn't exactly moved hastily when given similar chances this offseason.

Signing Johnson this week would put the running back in a position to participate when the Jets begin their offseason workouts, which start April 21.

Keep up to date on all of Johnson's free agency reports and activities with our CJ2K tracker.

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