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Jets decline option on Chris Johnson, could Ravens be interested?

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A New York Daily News reporter suggested the Ravens could be interested in running back Chris Johnson.

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The Jets declined to pick up running back Chris Johnson's option on Saturday, meaning he's now a free agent for teams to consider.

Immediately, the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta linked a certain team to Johnson.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Team to keep an eye on for soon-to-be free agent RB Chris Johnson: Ravens.</p>&mdash; Manish Mehta  (@MMehtaNYDN) <a href="https://twitter.com/MMehtaNYDN/status/566688409260154882">February 14, 2015</a></blockquote>
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A season ago, the Ravens apparently expressed interest in CJ2K CJ0.6K though the depth chart wasn't appealing for Johnson.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Chris Johnson was reluctant to look at Ravens as a free agent last year, but that was when they still had Ray Rice. Different situation now</p>&mdash; Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) <a href="https://twitter.com/RavensInsider/status/566694558483103745">February 14, 2015</a></blockquote>
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After a poor season with the Jets, Johnson is looking at being a backup somewhere, whether it's with the Ravens or elsewhere. But even so, this would likely only hinge on what the Ravens decide to do with Justin Forsett.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Ravens also have strong option of bringing back Justin Forsett, who excelled in Gary Kubiak&#39;s zone running system last year</p>&mdash; Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) <a href="https://twitter.com/RavensInsider/status/566694889996697600">February 14, 2015</a></blockquote>
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