Jim Wyatt reports that the Titans are scheduled to meet with RB Chris Johnson’s agent at the Combine this week.
There have been rumors circulating for several months now that Johnson could be on the chopping block and this could be an indication that they intend to ask him to accept a pay cut.
Johnson, 28, still has three years remaining on his six-year, $55.26 million contract. The Titans could save $4 million in cap space if they were to release him outright, according to OverTheCap.com. However, Tennessee could boost that figure to $8 million by designating him as a post-June 1 cut.
Johnson opted to play out the season, despite the fact that he suffered a meniscus tear back in Week 3. He managed to go over the 1,000-yard mark for the sixth consecutive season and contributed 10 total touchdowns in 2013.