It’s what we’ve expected for weeks, but it looks like the Tennessee Titans and long time running back Chris Johnson will officially part ways today.
No great surprise, but Titans are releasing RB Chris Johnson today, per source close to situation. Johnson will be a free agent.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 4, 2014
Chris Johnson’s plan with Titans: Meet with Ruston Webster, take physical, get released. May fail physical for knee cleanup, fine long-term
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 4, 2014
Johnson played six seasons with the Titans after being drafted in the first round of the 2008 draft. He ran for 7,965 yards and 50 touchdowns, including an incredible 2,006 yards and 14 touchdowns in the ’09 season.
Johnson was supposed to make $8 million in 2014; Tennessee will save $4 million by cutting him and have $4 million in dead money.