NFL rumors: Titans still expected to release Chris Johnson

Dec 29, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) carries the ball against the Houston Texans during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

New Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt will need to decide what to do with running back Chris Johnson during the offseason, but the belief has been that the Titans will be parting ways with the former 2,000 yard rusher.

On Thursday, that belief was reiterated in an ESPN report.

When Whisenhunt was asked about Johnson, he simply said,  “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.”

Whisenhunt has previously raved about players he took on when joining the Titans coaching staff, specifically quarterback Jake Locker who Whisenhunt is excited to see work in his offense.

With an $8 million price tag for Johnson and clear signs of slowing down on the field, it just wouldn’t make sense for the Titans to continue investing that amount of money on a player who is clearly declining.

Topics: Chris Johnson, Tennessee Titans

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