Chris Johnson expected to be released

Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean says he expects the Titans to release running back Chris Johnson this offseason.

In answering questions from reporters while introducing new head coach Ken Whisenhunt, General Manager Ruston Webster talked with optimism about the future of quarterback Jake Locker. He said he anticipates him being in a position to win back his starting job in 2014. He’s repeated that stance in several interviews since.

When asked about Johnson on Tuesday, however, Webster was non-committal.

Webster’s usually tight-lipped and plays things close to the vest, but it was yet another signal the Titans are ready to move on from Johnson, even with a coach who has proven he wants to run the football.

I don’t Johnson is done in the NFL.  I’m sure a change of scenery on a contender will light a fire under him.


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