Earlier today, our very own Jetkid13 posted a rumor from a friend that Chris Johnson is in Florham Park today visiting the New York Jets. We get a lot of these rumors and they usually mean nothing. I did some research of my own, and I have several anonymous (*gasp*) league sources that have said something similar. Erika Esola, a journalist based out of Orlando, FL, then had this to say:
Someone close to Chris Johnson told me that he's meeting with the Jets first. But also plans to meet with the Giants. Flew out of Orlando...— Erika Esola (@emesola) April 8, 2014
I can confirm that Erika's source is legitimate, although I can't say anything more than that. Around that time, Johnson himself tweeted:
Back n the airport ✈✈✈✈ it ahhhhh happen.....— Chris Johnson (@ChrisJohnson28) April 8, 2014
These obviously are in sync with my own sources which have said that he'll be meeting with the team. Once we know more, we'll let you know.
Hate to be a buzzkill… but Chris Johnson isn’t visiting any teams today. Despite what he tweeted. Not related to free agency.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 8, 2014
I'm standing by this report that he will meet with the team, and I'd like to point out that I didn't say he has already or that he will be doing so today.
Johnson tweeted this around 5:30pm EST. Doesn't look like it's happening today folks, unless CJ is playing mind games.
I'm traveling for personal reason no team visit today.— Chris Johnson (@ChrisJohnson28) April 8, 2014