Former league-leading rusher cut from latest team, career potentially in jeopardy Christian Petersen/Getty Images
GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 12: (L-R) Running backs Chris Johnson #23 of the Arizona Cardinals and Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Oakland Raiders talk on the field before the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Raiders 20-10. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Chris Johnson has rushed for nearly 10,000 yards in his career, but this could prove to be his last hurrah.

On Friday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Arizona Cardinals had cut Johnson as NFL teams continue to shrink their rosters ahead of the season.

Johnson was signed by the Cardinals ahead of the 2015 season, where he proved he still had some value left with some sizable contributions out of the running back spot. However, injuries slowed Johnson down in 2016, and it looks like those may have finally gotten the best of Johnson with the Cards cutting him.

In his career, Johnson has 9,537 rushing yards and 55 touchdowns. Johnson famously rushed for over 2,000 yards back in the 2009 season, but his career sharply declined after that breakout season.

Johnson, a former first-round pick of the 2008 Draft, turns 32 later this month. With Arizona letting him go now, this could prove to be the end of the line for the three-time Pro Bowler.

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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