Titanfall: Tennessee will release Chris Johnson, 'the RB formerly known as CJ2K'
Johnson is slated to make $8 million in 2014, making him the second highest-paid running back in the league (behind only Adrian Peterson). That salary is out of whack with his production, as Johnson ranked No. 11 in rushing yards last season.
And so Chris Johnson will be released from the Titans, according to the NFL Network. The Network's Ian Rapoport tweeted "Next shoe to drop in NFL: Impending release of Titans RB Chris Johnson. Should happen at the end of this week or beginning of next week."
The RB formerly known as CJ2K for his 2000+ yard season in 2009, Johnson has rushed for more than 1,000 yards in all six of his NFL seasons. So he is no scrap-heap running back.
But Johnson will turn 29 this season, and his 2013 average of 3.9 yards per carry is the lowest of his career. He is also the kind of guy who says things to the media like, "I am wasting the prime years of my career if I am not used right. You feel me?"
The New York Jets and Atlanta Falcons are rumored to be destinations for Johnson once he's available, though the Falcons deny interest.