Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean reports that sources familiar with the situation have informed him that the Titans have no plans to release Chris Johnson despite the fact that he will make $9 million in guarantees next season.
Given Johnson’s struggles last year, the idea was floated that the Titans could get out from under Johnson’s monster contract if they were to release him by the fifth day of the new NFL year, but he’s looked better this season and Tennessee clearly believes he’s an integral part of their offense.
“We feel good about C.J. and we are headed in the right direction there,” said coach Mike Munchak. “I expect him to be back.”
This topic could come up again if Johnson has another disappointing season. He’ll make $8 million for the 2014 and 2015 seasons and another $7 million in 2016.