New York Jets Release Running Back One Month After Signing 1-Year Deal

The New York Jets have released running back Ty Johnson, just over a month after signing him to a one-year contract.

Johnson was let go with a non-football injury designation, leaving the Jets with a gap in their special teams unit, where he had played on 42% of snaps during the 2022 season.

Johnson had played an important role in the Jets' backfield last season, filling in after starting running back Breece Hall suffered an ACL injury in Week 7.

In all 17 games, Johnson rushed for 160 yards on 30 carries, caught 12 passes for 88 yards, and demonstrated his versatility and hard running style.

The 5-foot-10 running back was originally drafted by the Detroit Lions in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft and joined the Jets in 2020. In 11 games with the team, he recorded 254 rushing yards on 54 attempts, 99 receiving yards on 16 receptions, and two touchdowns.

Despite his contributions, the Jets may now look to add a younger and more cost-effective running back in the upcoming draft, given the perceived depth of this year's class. Photo Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports