Dec 8, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) reacts on the sidelines late in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Titans 51-28. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Titans expected to release Chris Johnson in offseason


The days of Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson being referred to as “CJ2K” are long gone. He once looked like one of the best running backs in the league, but he got paid in 2011 and has been on a steady decline since then.

Whether it is just a lack of motivation or a severe decline in skills, Johnson is now just an ineffective running back with poor vision that doesn’t fight for the extra yards. It is unfortunate to see, but that is the harsh reality about how quickly his star has fallen.

Johnson has a contract that runs through the 2016 NFL season, but ti doesn’t look like he has a chance of seeing the end of it because he is expected to be released in the offseason.

From Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network:

With no Johnson and likely no Locker next season, there will be some serious changes in the offense.

It will be interesting to see if Johnson generates a big market when he is available in free agency, but we wouldn’t expect anything too out of the ordinary especially considering the cooling market for veteran backs.

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