There is expected to be some resolution this weekend when it comes to the future of running back Chris Johnson as the Tennessee Titans are expected to trade or release him no later than next week. While a trade looks unlikely, there are already teams lining up to take a look at Johnson and the line has grown longer than just the New York Jets.
According to NFL Network and NFL.com, the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants are looking to at the very least kick the tires on Johnson when he’s released.
Once Johnson hits the open market, look for the Giants and Cowboys to join the Jets in kicking his tires.
Although the Jets’ interest is widely known, FOX Sports’ Mike Garofolo reports the Cowboys and Giants also were among the teams that have inquired since Johnson hit the trade block early last month.
The New York Jets appear to want Johnson badly though and may outbid the Giants and Cowboys to get him. A worst case scenario would see the Giants and Cowboys bid each other up and then both drop out, leaving the Jets with a stiff bill for Johnson.
Either way, three teams are now interested in Johnson and that list might grow as his impending release nears.