Dec 29, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) carries the ball against the Houston Texans during the second half at LP Field. Tennessee won 16-10. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Atlanta Falcons not expected to bid for Chris Johnson

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Before the Tennessee Titans released Chris Johnson, but their separation was already made public, the Atlanta Falcons supposedly reached out the Titans about a potential trade that would net the Falcons Johnson.

Some have since refuted that report, but it is obvious the Falcons had at least some interest in Johnson.

It does not appear they have much interest now.

Now that he is a free agent, the Falcons are not expected to make a bid for Johnson, according to Alex Marvez of Fox Sports 1.


Johnson was originally drafted by the Titans with the 24th overall pick in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Titans. The former East Carolina Pirates’ star got off to an incredible start, rushing for 1,228 yards and nine touchdowns on 251 carries as a rookie. A year later, Johnson ran for 2,006 yards and 14 touchdowns on 358 carries.

Injuries and wear and tear have taken their toll. Johnson ran for a career-low 3.9 yards per carry in 2012.

The New York Jets have been the hottest name associated with Johnson since his release.

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