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Chris Johnson re-signs with Cardinals after visiting Dolphins

Veteran running back Chris Johnson re-signed with the Arizona Cardinals after visiting the Miami Dolphins.
Veteran running back Chris Johnson re-signed with the Arizona Cardinals after visiting the Miami Dolphins. AP

Who’s going to be the featured back for the Miami Dolphins this season?

Perhaps someone who isn’t even in the league yet.

For the second time in a week, the Dolphins courted a free-agent running back, only to see him re-sign with his previous team.

First, it was C.J. Anderson.

Now, it’s Chris Johnson, who agreed to a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday after meeting with the Dolphins earlier in the day.

The latest setback makes it all the more likely that the Dolphins draft a running back in a few weeks. They have already lost Lamar Miller to the Texans. Their leading returning rusher is Jay Ajayi, who had just 187 yards in his rookie season.

▪ In other Dolphins news, sources say the team is willing to give suspended defensive end Dion Jordan another chance. Check out the story.

Adam H. Beasley: 305-376-3565, @AdamHBeasley

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