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Report: Multiple Teams Showing “Real Interest” In Trade For RB Chris Johnson

March 19, 2014 Titans

 

Update:

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a league source, reports that a trade market is “emerging” for Titans RB Chris Johnson.

  • According to Florio, “multiple teams” have “real interest” in trading for Johnson right now.
  • However, Florio adds that nothing imminent at this point in time.

The Titans could take their time to find the right situation in terms of compensation and fit for Johnson, so a deal may not come together right away.

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).

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.

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ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that there is still an “outside chance” the Titans can trade RB Chris Johnson.

  • Schefter adds that the Titans are “clinging to hope” they can trade Johnson.

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Jim Wyatt reports that the Titans are attempting to trade veteran RB Chris Johnson.

  • According to Wyatt, “there’s some interest around the league.”
  • Wyatt adds that nothing has developed as of now regarding a deal and still expects Johnson to be released if they can’t find a trade partner.

Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports reports that Chris Johnson is now willing to restructure his contract to help facilitate a trade out of Tennessee.

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Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a league source, reports that the Titans will attempt to trade RB Chris Johnson at some point in the near future.

  • Florio adds that if the Titans are unable to find a trade partner, Johnson will be released.

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Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean suspects that the Titans are “gauging” trade interest in RB Chris Johnson.

  • Wyatt isn’t sure what kind of interest they’ll find given that Johnson is expected to be released.
  • Wyatt adds that depth at running back in this year’s free agent class could also hurt the Titans chances of moving Johnson.
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