Chris Johnson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Chris Johnson’s motivation: ‘I want to let them know they made a mistake’

    New York Post "Chris Johnson does not have to look far for inspiration this season. The Jets running back has rushed for 1,000 yards in each of his six professional seasons. He is one of only seven men to ever rush for 2,000 yards in a season. He is only 28 years old. But the Titans, the only team he ever..." July 09

  • Chris Johnson says Titans were “nasty” for cutting him so late

    Pro Football Talk "No one was surprised that the Titans decided to move on from running back Chris Johnson. Plenty were surprised by the timing, with the move coming on April 4, more than three weeks after the free-agency market opened. Even though Johnson has joined the Jets, he has some lingering animosity..." June 18

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Former Titans RB Chris Johnson reached agreement with Jets on a two-year deal, per league sources.

  • Chris Johnson, Jets agree to terms on 2-year deal

    CBSSports.com "A day after meeting with the Jets, running back Chris Johnson has agreed to terms on a two-year deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Titans parted ways with Johnson earlier this month amid a report that the team questioned his work ethic. The Jets reportedly had no such concerns, which..." April 16

  • Chris Johnson after meeting with Jets: I'm taking it one day at a time

    CBSSports.com "Chris Johnson, released by the Titans earlier this month, met with the Jets Tuesday. He took in a Nets-Knicks game that night, and by Wednesday ... he remains a free agent. He told a group of reporters that "everything went well" in his meet-and-greet with the Jets but offered little in the way of..." April 16

  • Chris Johnson is at the Jets’ facility

    Pro Football Talk "The Jets’ interest in free agent running back Chris Johnson wasn’t just talk. Johnson is actually at the Jets’ facility this morning for a visit with team officials, Adam Schefter of ESPN first reported and PFT has confirmed. If the Jets were to sign Johnson this week, they’d have him in the..." April 15

  • Chris Johnson remains available, but maybe for not much longer

    Pro Football Talk "When the Titans cut running back Chris Johnson, the initial expectation was that he’d sign by the middle of last week. He didn’t. So when will he sign? We currently believe it could happen in the next few days, if it happens at all before the draft. Teams soon will be shifting their focus..." April 15

  • No rush to sign Chris Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "A week after one of the fastest men in the NFL was released, he’s in no hurry to sign with a new team. Or, perhaps more accurately, no team is in a hurry to sign him. As of last Friday, Johnson was expected to join a new team by the middle of this week. The fact that he hasn’t strongly..." April 11

  • Chris Johnson won’t be trying out for any teams

    Pro Football Talk "As the Chris Johnson watch continues with nothing really to watch, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports raises an intriguing point on the whole visit-workout dynamic. For street free agents (i.e., guys who were cut by other teams with ongoing contracts), visits must be reported to the league office...." April 09

  • Report: Titans disliked Chris Johnson's 'questionable work ethic'

    CBSSports.com "On Friday the Titans officially made the move to cut running back Chris Johnson. While we wait to find out where Johnson will play next (the Jets are heavy favorites), the fallout continues from Johnson's run with Tennessee. Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean broke down the full details of Johnson's..." April 06

  • Chris Johnson to have new team by middle of next week

    Pro Football Talk "On Friday, the Titans cut running back Chris Johnson. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Johnson currently is expected to pick his next team by the middle of next week. It’s still unclear where he will land, although the strongest link appears to be to the Jets. Given the extended..." April 06

  • Look for Chris Johnson to have new team by middle of next week

    Pro Football Talk "On Friday, the Titans cut running back Chris Johnson. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Johnson currently is expected to pick his next team by the middle of next week. It’s still unclear where he will land, although the strongest link appears to be to the Jets. Given the extended..." April 05

  • Titans release Chris Johnson

    ESPN.com "Running back Chris Johnson will be released by the Tennessee Titans on Friday, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The lightning-fast Johnson was one of the league's most dynamic and explosive playmakers early in his career. He ran for 2,006 yards in 2009 and is one of only six players..." April 05

  • Agent: Chris Johnson will be gone from Titans soon

    NFL.com "NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Tennessee Titans will either trade or release Chris Johnson before offseason workouts begin next week. After speaking with Titans management Wednesday, agent Joel Segal told SiriusXM NFL Radio that it's only a "matter of time" before the..." April 03

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Next shoe to drop in @NFL: Impending release of #Titans RB Chris Johnson. Should happen at the end of this week or beginning of next week

  • Chris Johnson becomes the next big free-agency story

    Pro Football Talk "Agent Joel Segal has had a busy two weeks. But he won’t be able to exhale just yet. Twelve days ago, Segal client Mike Vick visited and signed with the Jets. Five days ago, Segal client DeSean Jackson was cut by the Eagles. Today, Jackson will sign with the Redskins (if he hasn’t signed the..." April 02

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Jets have been reluctant to dive into DeSean Jackson derby, but perhaps they’re allotting money for Chris Johnson. There is some interest

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Titans very likely to release RB Chris Johnson next week after failed trade attempts. Would draw strong interest as FA as DeSean Jackson did

  • Chris Johnson plans to be at Titans workouts

    Tennessean "Chris Johnson still doesn't know which team he will be playing for this year, but he plans on reporting to the Titans next month for the start of their offseason workout program. The Titans continue to shop the veteran running back, and indications are some teams have shown interest, but coach..." March 26

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Source says there's trade interest inTitans RB Chris Johnson. But doesn't seem to me Rams or Cardinals involved despite RB need.

  • Trade market heating up for Chris Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "The Titans want to trade Chris Johnson. Johnson is willing to take less money (but not much less money) to make it happen. For now, it could be working. Per a league source, a trade market is emerging for Johnson. The market arises from real interest in Johnson from multiple teams. For..." March 19

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    FOX Football Daily @FFD

    .@MikeGarafolo on FFD: @ChrisJohnson28 is willing to restructure his contract in order to help facilitate a trade pic.twitter.com/ufHms6sHH5

  • Titans looking to trade Chris Johnson

    Tennessean "Just about everyone who follows the Titans has come to the conclusion running back Chris Johnson won’t be back in 2014. It’s been written about, and talked about, since the end of the 2013 season. Johnson’s base salary of $8 million for this fall, coming off a year when he ran for a..." March 10

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Per league source, Titans will soon begin attempting to trade RB Chris Johnson. Full story coming at PFT.

  • Titans meet with Johnson's agent, but status unchanged

    Tennessean "The Titans met with the agent for Chris Johnson here at the NFL Combine this weekend, but the veteran running back’s status remains unchanged. Johnson is scheduled to make $8 million in 2014 and he’s said on numerous occasions he has no plans to take a pay cut. The Titans are contemplating..." February 24

  • Titans, Chris Johnson still in limbo over running back's status

    CBSSports.com "The Tennessee Titans still have not made a decision on Chris Johnson, according to a league source. The Titans running back is set to make $8M next season but does not have clarity on his situation yet, with the team not committed on his status for 2014, a source said. Team officials met with..." February 23

  • Ken Whisenhunt: 'No rush' on Chris Johnson roster decision

    CBSSports.com "It wouldn't surprise anyone if the Titans end up moving on from running back Chris Johnson before 2014 begins. Johnson is due a lot of money in the next few years and Tennessee could clear up some salary cap space by cutting the former 2,000-yard rusher. Asked at the 2014 NFL Combine if he was..." February 20

  • Titans' Chris Johnson to have knee scoped; near lock to hit FA market

    CBSSports.com "Former Pro Bowl running back Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans will have a knee scope Tuesday to repair a meniscus he tore in Week 3, according to a league source, and seems a virtual certainty to hit the free-agent market this spring. Johnson had an MRI on the Monday following the Sept. 22..." January 27

  • Titans expected to cut Chris Johnson

    Tennessean "Even before Tuesday’s press conference at Saint Thomas Sports Park, I thought Titans running back Chris Johnson was a goner. Now, I feel even more certain. In answering questions from reporters while introducing new head coach Ken Whisenhunt, General Manager Ruston Webster talked with..." January 16

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Source says Ken Whisenhunt has favorable impression of Jake Locker but Chris Johnson not likely to be new coach's running back

  • Chris Johnson wants the ball more or wants out

    Pro Football Talk "With a new coach heading his way who isn’t necessarily beholden to him, Titans running back Chris Johnson might want tread lightly. After all, his $8 million salary might not fit with the new guy’s ideas about the position or the system. But Johnson reversed field on politeness, saying if..." January 08

  • Would C.J. consider a pay cut? No way

    Tennessean "Titans running back Chris Johnson made three things clear on Thursday: –He still feels like he’s one of the most dynamic playmakers in the NFL. –He’d like to return to the Titans next season, and he’s trying to ignore talk that suggests they could move on without him. –He won’t take a pay..." December 26

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    Jim Wyatt @jwyattsports

    RB Chris Johnson returned after sitting on Wednesday with a sore knee #Titans

  • Chris Johnson needs to be used better, Titans CEO says

    NFL.com "NFL Media columnist Michael Silver reported over the weekend that Chris Johnson is unlikely to return to the Tennessee Titans at his scheduled $8 million salary in 2014. In a Tuesday interview with Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, new team president and CEO Tommy Smith said it was "premature" to..." December 11

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    What @MikeSilver & I reported on #NFLGameDay: Big changes coming for Titans. Munchak coaching for his job. CJ2k expected to be cut after ‘13

  • Chris Johnson: Running game needs to step it up

    Tennessean "Titans running back Chris Johnson hasn’t played in a playoff game since his rookie season in 2008. If something doesn’t change, he thinks the drought will continue. That “something” is the success in the run game, or lack thereof. “If the running game doesn’t get going, this is going to..." November 01

  • Chris Johnson Impresses During Preseason

    Titan Sized "Entering his sixth NFL season Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson is coming off the best preseason campaign of his career. In the three exhibition games Johnson played in he amassed 155 yards and one touchdown on only 20 carries (7.75 yards per carry). Interestingly those numbers look..." August 30

  • Titans' Johnson dreams of second 2K season

    Fox Sports Tennessee "Seven different NFL running backs have eclipsed 2000 rushing yards in a season including Minnesota's Adrian Peterson last year. The previous six — including the Titans' Chris Johnson — never reached that milestone again leaving Peterson and Johnson as the only active players with a chance to..." August 06

  • Titans' Johnson happy, eager to prove he can dominate again

    CBSSports.com "Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson won't say who won his race against the cheetah. "I can't tell you" he said. "You'll have to watch in November when it's on TV." "I bet you didn't beat the cheetah" I said. "How much you want to bet?" he said. "You might win some money you might..." July 29

  • Chris Johnson, Devin Hester to race a cheetah

    CBSSports.com "Titans running back Chris Johnson is racing a cheetah. Yep arguably the NFL's fastest player is racing the planet's fastest animal. Johnson won't be alone: Bears returner Devin Hester is racing too. It's all part of Nat Geo Wild's Big Cat Week kickoff special "Man vs. Cheetah" which will air in..." July 24

  • CJ happy with Titans' offseason move to 'run-first offense'

    Nashville City Paper "Early walk-throughs have Chris Johnson excited about the opportunity to run the football this fall. “Basically we’re learning a new playbook right now and there’s a lot of different things going in,” the Tennessee Titans running back said. “It’s something we should have a good time doing. “…..." May 08

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    John Glennon @glennonsports

    Dowell Loggains says CJ still the team's franchise back and Shonn Greene is change of pace guy

  • Chris Johnson: Why sign Shonn Greene?

    ESPN.com "Chris Johnson isn't happy that he might have to share carries in the Tennessee Titans' backfield this season. The running back told The (Nashville) Tennessean that he was unsure why the Titans signed Shonn Greene in free agency. Johnson said Greene's three-year, $10 million contract indicates..." March 22

  • Chris Johnson unhappy about Shonn Greene signing

    NFL.com "Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson's domain is getting invaded. He's letting it be known he doesn't like it. With the signing of former New York Jets running back Shonn Greene earlier this month, the Titans have added a back to complement Johnson in the backfield. But the..." March 21

  • Tennessee Titans add bruising backfield complement to Chris Johnson

    Tennessean "Chris Johnson will make $10 million in 2013. His new teammate with the Titans, fellow running back Shonn Greene, is scheduled to make $10 million over the next three seasons. Those figures make it clear which player is the featured back, just in case there was ever any doubt after Greene..." March 14

  • Adrian Peterson: Why should I care what CJ2K says?

    NFL.com "Adrian Peterson has a famously strong grip. He returns from torn ligaments in his knee faster than mere mortals, then somehow improves his already insane play. This is not a man to be trifled with, especially with weak Twitter questions. The Minnesota Vikings running back wrote on Twitter..." March 05

  • Chris Johnson sure he'll outrush Peterson in 2013

    ESPN.com "Chris Johnson is confident of achieving big things in the 2013 season. Not only does he expect to rush for more yards than Adrian Peterson, he also believes he can make a run at Eric Dickerson's all-time single-season rushing record. The Tennessee Titans running back, coming off a 1,243-yard..." February 28

  • Chris Johnson Thinks He Will Outrush Peterson in 2013

    ESPN.com "Chris Johnson is confident of achieving big things in the 2013 season. Not only does he expect to rush for more yards than Adrian Peterson, he also believes he can make a run at Eric Dickerson's all-time single-season rushing record. The Tennessee Titans running back, coming off a 1,243-yard..." February 28

  • Tennessee Titans plan to keep Chris Johnson

    Tennessean "Titans running back Chris Johnson isn’t going anywhere. While the fifth-year pro’s hefty contract fueled speculation otherwise, the Titans “obviously” are going to honor the deal, coach Mike Munchak said Thursday. “There was never talk that … we were going to cut C.J.,” he said. Johnson..." February 08

  • Titans expect to retain Chris Johnson, assume guaranteed $9M

    CBSSports.com "The Tennessee Titans expect to retain RB Chris Johnson and assume the guaranteed portion of his 2013 contract, according to league sources. Johnson is set to make $10 million in 2013, $9 million of which becomes guaranteed if he is on the roster five days after the Super Bowl. The team intends..." February 05