To the surprise of no one, the New York Jets' new brass will make some changes to a flawed offensive roster.
The Jets had until Feb. 16 to decide on a $500,000 option bonus, part of the two-year, $8 million contract Johnson signed last year.
Johnson was arrested in January on weapons charges, but the decision to move on from the former 2,000-yard back is more about his lack of on-field production.
A source previously told Kristian Dyer of Metro New York that "it's a matter of his production on the field along with the arrest matter."
Although they aren't pressed against the salary cap, the Jets saved $3.5 million by cutting Johnson; that amount of money makes moving on a no-brainer.
Johnson had just one 100-yard game last season and scored a single touchdown. His production has fallen precipitously as he no longer possesses the tackle-breaking skills to be a workhorse 1,000-yard back.
If Gang Green has any designs on reuniting offensive coordinator Chan Gailey and running back C.J. Spiller, breaking up with CJ2K was the first move.