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Titans Release RB Chris Johnson

 

Update:

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Jim Wyatt reports that the Titans have informed RB Chris Johnson of his release Friday.

 

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ESPN’s Adam Schefter, citing a source close to situation, reports that the Titans are in fact releasing RB Chris Johnson on Friday.

  • Ian Rapoport reports that Johnson’s release could be due to a failed physical that stems from a knee cleanup.
  • Rapoport adds that Johnson’s knee is expected to be fine long-term.

Johnson, 28, had 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).

The Titans will save a total of $6 million against their 2014 salary cap by releasing Johnson, who had a $10 million cap figure, according to OverTheCap.com.

Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports reports that the Cowboys, Giants and Jets had reached out the Titans regarding Johnson in recent weeks and are expected to show interest in him as a free agent.

Johnson opted to play through a meniscus tear he suffered back in Week 3, which probably contributed to his career-worst 3.9 yards-per-carry average last season. He managed to go over the 1,000-yard-mark for the sixth consecutive season and contributed 10 total touchdowns in 2013.

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