The New York Jets signed Chris Johnson on Wednesday, a little over a week after the veteran running back was released by Tennessee.

Terms weren't announced, but reportedly the deal is for two years and up to $9 million.

Johnson, 28, rushed for at least 1,000 yards in each of his first six NFL seasons. He ran for 1,077 yards last season. "I have a fresh start," he said.

  • Green Bay reached a deal to bring back quarterback Matt Flynn, who spent time with the Raiders, Buffalo and the Packers last season. Green Bay drafted Flynn in 2008. He signed with Seattle in 2012.

  • A person familiar with the deal says former Tampa Bay and Minnesota quarterback Josh Freeman agreed to terms with the New York Giants.

  • Seattle and wide receiver Sidney Rice agreed to a deal. Rice spent three seasons with the Seahawks but was released in February. He suffered a torn knee ligament in October.

  • A federal judge in Philadelphia declined to approve a $765 million concussion settlement between the league and a group of retired players. Attorneys for the plaintiffs said Anita Brody's ruling was more of a procedural housekeeping item. Brody issued a preliminary ruling, just as she did in January, asking for more details to support claims that the fund is large enough. The settlement would cover a group that could top 20,000 players and is designed to last for 65 years.

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    UCLA sophomore Kyle Anderson and freshman Zach LaVine said they're leaving early for the NBA draft. Jordan Adams and Norman Powell have already filed paperwork to determine their draft status. Neither is expected to leave UCLA early, but they haven't said they'd return.

  • Arizona State sophomore guard Jahii Carson made it official: He's headed to the NBA draft.

  • Byron Wesley, who averaged 17.8 points a game for USC last season, said via Twitter that he'll graduate this summer and transfer for his final season of eligibility.

  • Football players at Minnesota State-Mankato refused to practice for their former coach, demanding the interim coach keep the job. Todd Hoffner returned to campus for the first time since an arbitrator ruled he was fired unfairly last year in the wake of a child porn investigation that ultimately cleared him. The players are unanimous in wanting Aaron Keen to remain as coach, but Keen said he's bound by the arbitrator's ruling. Under Keen, the team reached the NCAA Division II playoffs.

    Golf

    Se Ri Pak, Hyo Joo Kim and So Yeon Ryu shot 4-under 68s to share a one-stroke lead after a windy first round of the LPGA LOTTE Championship in Kapolei, Hawaii. Michelle Wie was in a group at 70.

    Soccer

    An expansion MLS team in Atlanta will start play in 2017. The team will be owned by Arthur Blank, who owns the NFL's Falcons. MLS has 19 teams this year, and Orlando and New York City will start play in 2015. MLS also has awarded a provisional team in Miami to a David Beckham-led group.

  • Thierry Henry and Lloyd Sam had second-half goals to lift New York (1-2-4) to a 2-1 MLS win over Philadelphia (1-2-4).

  • Gareth Bale's stunning solo goal in the 85th minute gave Real Madrid a 2-1 win over Barcelona and its 19th Copa del Rey title in Valencia, Spain.

    The Los Angeles Times contributed to this report.