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



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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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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