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NFL Notes: Chris Johnson, Eagles, Jets, Vikings

Chris Johnson

  • Free agent RB Chris Johnson mentioned during an interview with SI.com that he believes he’ll sign with a team by the start of training camp.
  • Johnson added that he would like to sign with a contending team.

Eagles

  • Eagles HC Doug Pederson was asked Thursday if they have any interest in signing free agent WR Jeremy Maclin: “At this time, no.” (Eliot Shorr-Parks)

Jets

Brian Costello of the New York Post spoke with a few sources following the Jets’ recent decisions to move on from LB David Harris and WR Eric Decker. who believe they have “no plan” and the “worst roster in the league.”

They have the worst roster in the league and it’s not close,” one executive tells Costello.

“It’s like they have no plan,” an agent told Costello.

  • A team source tells Albert Breer that Jets GM Mike Maccagnan has the backing of ownership.

Vikings

Vikings GM Rick Spielman mentioned Thursday that there’s still no timetable for QB Teddy Bridgewater to return from his knee injury.

“Everybody asks me the timeline when he’s coming back, and it’s an unknown because of the severity of the injury, and there’s no history out there for a quarterback from coming back from this type of injury.,’’ Spielman said, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. “I know his goal and everybody’s goal is to keep rehabbing and get him on the field hopefully as soon as he’s healthy.

“But we’re not going to put his health at risk. We want to wait and make sure the doctors clear him before we would do anything to put Teddy out there.’’