Friday afternoon, the Tennessee Titans officially announced the release of six-year veteran, running back Chris Johnson. The team drafted Johnson out of East Carolina back in 2008, where he rapidly grew into one of the more popular and productive players in the NFL. In recent years, however, that production has dropped off and his work ethic has been called into question countless times.
Moments after, the Titans issued this statement on the move:
“As an organization, we want to thank Chris for his contributions to the Titans. Chris produced many memorable moments, broke franchise records and was durable over his six year career with our team,” Titans GM Ruston Webster said in a statement. “We have had an open dialogue with Chris’ agent, Joel Segal, over the last few weeks, and we appreciate the patience and professionalism they have shown throughout this process. We made an effort to trade Chris but were unable to do so.
“We wish Chris the best and thank him for the six seasons he spent with us.”
Now, Johnson is free to sign with whatever team he wants, the only question now is what sort of price tag will be on the table.