The running back is scheduled to make $8 million this season, he’s coming off a career-low 3.9 yards per carry and since the season ended and the team replaced coach Mike Munchak with Ken Whisenhunt, it has offered no indication Johnson will be part of things going forward.
On SiriusXM NFL Radio on Wednesday, Johnson's agent, Joel Segal, said he spoke to the Titans.
“I think it’s a matter of time before Chris won’t be with the Titans, I just don’t know when,” he said.
I don't rate that as giant news. But he did say publicly what we've been saying for quite some time, so it qualifies as noteworthy.
The Titans have held out for about as long as they can to try to get something in a trade, a move that would have had to come with a reduced contract.
It’s time for the Titans to make the move. Monday is a milestone, as Whisenhunt and his staff get to see their players for the first time.
It needs to be about who’s in line to be part of the 2014 Titans, not about who’s not.