- However, Werder confirms that the Cardinals are not among the teams interested in trading for Johnson.
- Werder adds that the Rams do not have interest in Johnson either.
The Rams seem to make sense for Johnson given that they limited depth at running back and HC Jeff Fisher spent a few years working with him while in Tennessee.
Johnson would almost certainly have to rework his contract in order for any trade to be finalized.
Johnson, 28, still has three years remaining on his six-year, $55.26 million contract to go along with base salaries of $8 million (2014), $7 million (2015) and another $7 million (2016).
- Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a league source, reports that a trade market is “emerging” for Titans RB Chris Johnson.
- ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that free-agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew is visiting the Steelers today, and that other teams have interest as well.
The Cardinals seemed like they could be a fit for one of the two running backs given that Rashard Mendenhall elected to retire, but it appears as though they are comfortable moving forward with a backfield that consists of Andre Ellington, Stepfan Taylor, Jonathan Dwyer, and Ryan Williams.
Jones-Drew, 28, is coming off of a disappointing season for the Jaguars in which he totaled 803 yards (3.4 YPC) and five touchdowns. In 2013, he surpassed 100 yards in a game just once, but the Jaguars offense as a whole struggled.