Chris Johnson is recovering at an Orlando hospital after being shot in the shoulder early Sunday morning, a source who has spoken to the player told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.
The former New York Jets and Tennessee Titans running back will be "OK" and was released Monday, per his publicist. Johnson will not require surgery, Rapoport adds, and he will recover from home. The Orange County Sheriff's Office released a media advisory, which indicated that Johnson and two others were in a Jeep that was fired upon Sunday morning.
The victims said an unknown vehicle pulled beside them at a red light and opened fire. According to police, the incident took place at 4:09 a.m. ET and indicates that the driver of the Jeep has passed away. Another man was shot and survived. Johnson and the other surviving passenger were described to be in "stable" condition. No one is under arrest at this time.
Johnson is officially a free agent Tuesday after the Jets declined his option earlier this month. Our thoughts are with Johnson and his family.