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 Ken Whisenhunt reiterated on Tuesday there's no timetable to determine Johnson's future. The beginning of the offseason program April 7 could force the issue, however. Johnson is scheduled to make $8 million in base salary in 2014. If he showed up at Saint Thomas Sports Park for the offseason program and suffered a season-ending injury during workouts, the Titans could be on the hook for the total. In 2006, the Titans barred quarterback Steve McNair from the team facility because they feared the liability of a $23.46 million salary cap hit if he was injured working out. The NFL Players Association filed a grievance and an arbitrator later ruled in McNair's favor, but the Titans then traded him to the Ravens. "Yeah, I plan on being there," Johnson said on Tuesday. "If I haven't been traded or released by that time, I will show up in Nashville and be ready to go from day one with the team. There's been a lot of speculation about the future, and where I'll be. But I am under contract with the Tennessee Titans. That's my team. And whatever team I am with when the offseason program starts, that is where I am showing up.
Chris Johnson plans to be at Titans workouts
Tennessean | Mar 26