Even before he was released by the Tennessee Titans on Friday, one of the expected landing spots for free-agent running back Chris Johnson was with the St. Louis Rams to reunite with his former coach in Tennessee, Jeff Fisher. Johnson was arguably at his best when he was being directed by Fisher, but according to a report from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Fisher isn’t interested in making the reunion happen.
But after Johnson’s release Friday by the Titans, a reunion with Fisher doesn’t seem likely in St. Louis. Those familiar with the situation say it’s not impossible, but there doesn’t seem to be much if any interest in Johnson at Rams Park.
Fisher has brought a few former Titans along with him to the Rams, including his latest acquisition, free agent, embattled wide receiver Kenny Britt.
The report also goes on to cite that the reason Fisher isn’t expected to make a run at Johnson could be due to money. Johnson could be asking for about half of what he was scheduled to make with the Titans, which was around $8 million. The Rams, at this time, don’t have that much money to cough up, especially for a 29-year-old running back whose production has dwindled.