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Profootballtalk.com reports the Titans will "soon begin attempting to trade" Chris Johnson.
It's essentially the same report as Saturday's from the Nashville Tennessean. The Titans are trying to salvage something, anything, for the player they blew a six-year, $55.26 million contract on back in September of 2011. The deal included $30 million guaranteed, and Johnson has never been the same. Going on age 29 with an $8 million base salary, Johnson has little or no trade value.
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The Nashville Tennessean's Jim Wyatt reports the Titans are gauging trade interest for Chris Johnson.
The Titans are unlikely to find any trade partners considering Johnson still has three years remaining on his six-year, $55.26 million contract and is owed $8 million next season. Johnson finished with just 1,077 yards and a career-low 3.86 YPC in 2013 and remains a candidate to be designated as a post June 1 cut.
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Chris Johnson said "everything is still at a stand still" with the Titans.
Johnson's agent and the Titans talked on Tuesday, but nothing got resolved. Things should come to a head before next week, as the organization could use Johnson's $8 million in free agency if they're just going to cut him down the road anyway. He's been very clear in his stance that he will not be taking a pay cut to stay.
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The Titans plan to meet with Chris Johnson's agent at the Combine.
Perhaps this is where the sides will agree to their inevitable divorce, though GM Ruston Webster said Thursday that the team is in no hurry to make a decision. "We can be as patient as we want to be." Be that as it may, the Titans are going to want to clear CJ?K's cap space before free agency begins on March 11. He's in his last days with the team.
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The Titans are still expected to release Chris Johnson.
Nothing has changed since a month ago when the Nashville Tennessean reported Johnson was a goner. Here's coach Ken Whisenhunt when asked about the artist formerly known as CJ2k: "He practiced every day from what I've seen when you look at the records from last year, and he played in a lot of games, and he's been a good football player." When asked about Jake Locker, Whisenhunt raves enthusiastically. Expect the axe to officially come down on Johnson before March 11.
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Former NFL RB Terrell Davis questioned Chris Johnson's effort.
It's notable because we've noticed similar issues while watching Johnson run over the past three seasons. "When I watch film, I don't see the effort in him," Davis said. "And I never, ever want to question somebody's effort. But ... the tape, it doesn't lie. And I don't see the desire I saw when he was Chris Johnson, the no-big-contract Chris Johnson." Pro Football Focus ranked CJ?K 30th among 32 qualifiers in yards after contact per attempt this season. As Davis put it, he's no longer "willing to bang your head against the wall if the wall is not breaking down." Johnson is fully expected to be released by the Titans before the new league year opens.
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The Nashville Tennssean still fully expects the Titans to release Chris Johnson.
Per beat writer Jim Wyatt, it's not a matter of "if" Johnson is released, but "when." Johnson is scheduled to earn $8 million in 2014, a year after he posted 1,077 yards rushing and a 3.86 YPC mark. He also wasn't 100 percent "in" games, as his effort appeared to come and go. The Titans want to use Shonn Greene more next season and will likely get a similar player to Johnson to complement him, just one that is younger and much cheaper than Johnson. CJ?K won't have trouble finding another job, but he's likely going to be unhappy with the monetary value of the offers he receives. He still has some juice in his legs.