- Ian Rapoport reports that Johnson’s one-year deal is worth up to $3 million.
- According to Rapoport, Johnson turned down nearly double that from another team.
The Dolphins brought Johnson in a for a visit in recent days, but he left Miami without an agreement on a contract.
Reports said that he was likely to be a decision this week and was down to either the Dolphins or the Cardinals, but it appears as though he felt it was best to return to Arizona for the 2016 season.
Johnson, 30, signed one-year, $870,000 contract with the Cardinals last year that included $400,000 guaranteed and another $1.13 million available through incentives. He would go on to have a much better season than many anticipated.
However, Johnson unfortunately landed on the injured reserve list with the designation to return after he sustained a leg fracture during their game against the 49ers.
In 2015, Johnson has ran for 814 yards on 196 carries (4.2 YPC) to go along with six receptions for 58 yards receiving and three total touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated Johnson as the No. 69 running back out of 69 qualifying players.
We had him featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.