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The Arizona Cardinals have been in the market for added depth at the running back position throughout the offseason and they appear to have taken a step towards solving the issue today.

According to ESPN reporter Josina Anderson three-time Pro Bowler Chris Johnson has passed a physical with the NFC West franchise.

The thumbs up from the medical staff does not mean Johnson will definitely land with the Cardinals for the 2015 season, but it does mean Arizona staff will now take a closer look at the veteran.


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Passing a physical is always a requirement for any player looking for a new deal, but for Chris Johnson the question marks over his health were more prominent following a dramatic offseason.

Back in March the CJ2K was the victim of a drive-by shooting in Orlando, Florida and suffered a gun shot wound to his shoulder.

Indeed, only yesterday the former Tennessee Titan and New York Jets back posted a picture to his Instagram revealing the wound in graphic detail.

Looking for work

Having seen him pass his physical, Arizona Cardinals head coach, Bruce Arians, is now set to assess whether a contract should be put on the table for Johnson.

Whatever happens, Andre Ellington will start the 2015 NFL season as the Cardinals' starting running back but, with Ellington having struggled to stay healthy in recent seasons, the addition of the experienced Chris Johnson would certainly bolster Arizona's options moving forward.

Cardinals fans: Would Chris Johnson be a good signing, and do you have faith in Ellington? Have your say in the comments below...

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