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Chris Johnson Says He's Frustrated With His Role

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Stephen Dunn

Chris Johnson told Brian Costello he is upset with his lack of playing time.

"Of course I’m frustrated," Johnson told The Post on Wednesday. "On top of having a limited role, not playing as much as I want to play and then on top of that we’re 1-7. It’s frustrating."

Don't worry, though. Johnson doesn't want to be a distraction.

"I don’t want to be a distraction in the locker room," Johnson said. "This situation, I’m pretty sure just like I see it, everybody else sees it. I don’t want to be labeled as one of those guys who start controversy or start problems."

Like much of the Jets' activity this offseason, the Johnson signing has not panned out. He's shown that his decline in production was not just about being injured. Johnson has also reportedly not had a great locker room reputation, and now we are seeing that.

At this point it might make sense to release Johnson. He isn't producing for the team. He isn't part of the plan beyond this season (at least he shouldn't be). The Jets aren't good enough to have to put up with guys creating problems like this, and Johnson isn't good enough for the Jets to have to deal with problems like this.