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)

With his career in doubt, former league-leading rusher officially returns to NFL

He's a former first-round pick of the 2008 Draft.

Chris Johnson has rushed for nearly 10,000 yards in his career, and after getting cut in early September, it looks like he'll have a shot to add to that career total.

After getting cut by the Arizona Cardinals, Chris Johnson will return in place of the injured David Johnson:

David Johnson is coming off a miserable season-opener, where he rushed for 23 yards on 11 carries and 68 yards on six receptions.

The Detroit Lions walloped the Cardinals to the tune of a 35-23 beatdown, and added literal injury to insult, knocking Johnson out of the game with a wrist dislocation injury, which he'll now miss 2-3 months recovering from.

This is bad news for a Cardinals team that couldn't get anything going on offense Sunday.

Quarterback Carson Palmer looked like a shell of his former self, completing 27 passes for 269 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.

Simply put, the Cardinals offense looks like a disaster. And for now, it appears their contending window has closed unless Palmer finds his footing.

Chris 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. Injuries slowed Johnson down in 2016, but he'll be looking to return to form during David Johnson's absence.

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

Chris 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.