An article in SI yesterday claimed Chris Johnson is on the verge of signing a one year contract with the Jets for around $3M but he's still open to other offers. With Ray Rice having a cap # of 4.8M, does it make sense to release Ray and add Johnson instead. After last season, it would appear Rice has an uphill battle ahead of him. And, with his recent shenanigans in Atlantic City, he would be hard pressed to find a contract elsewhere that amounts to much more than the veteran minimum.
Is Chris Johnson and another 1.8M in cap space preferable to Rice? Regardless, should Ozzie seize the advantages provided by Ray's performance decline and conduct difficulties to insist on contract renegotiation? I am unclear on Rice's guaranteed money and outyear cap consideration but would you rather have Johnson or Rice?