Nov 14, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) is pursued by Indianapolis Colts safety LaRon Landry (30) on a 30-yard touchdown run in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Chris Johnson 'very likely' to be released by Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans are “very likely” to release former 2,000-yard rusher Chris Johnson next week, according to CBS Sports’ Jason LaCanfora.

Johnson has been a shell of himself since he ran for 2,006 yards in 2009, his second in the NFL after being taken in the first round out of East Carolina. Johnson has averaged 1,122 yards the last three seasons and is coming off a 1,077 yard season with a career-low 3.9 yards per carry average.

One potential landing spot for the former first round pick is the Atlanta Falcons, according to the Tennessean’s Jim Wyatt.

Johnson would form an interesting duo with Steven Jackson and bring a thunder and lighting element to the backfield. Both are well past their primes, but collectively could extend their careers and bring out the best of what’s left in their tanks.

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