It has been a very trying year for Chris Johnson. He missed a large portion of training camp due to a groin injury that required surgery yet was able to get on the field for the season opener. That would be his most significant action of the season.
Since the Monday Night opener in Denver Johnson has battled injury and grief.
Johnson sat out last week’s flop in Green Bay as he was still grieving due to the tragic loss of his sister. This week Johnson will again be inactive against the Detroit Lions.
For Johnson this could be the way his days in Silver and Black end. The former undrafted free agent earned himself a three year deal three years ago when he made DeAngelo Hall expendable thanks to an impressive performance during the 2008 season. Now it appears as if he could be on his way out of the East Bay after inconsistent play and injury concerns.
The Raiders activated defensive end Mason Brodine from the practice squad to take Johnson’s place.