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 "optimistic" about Johnson being on the roster in 2014, new Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt did the whole "repeat-the-question-and-evade-an-answer" thing. "Am I optimistic he'll remain on the team?" Whisenhunt said. "It's a process you go through with everyone on your football team. Putting together the team is not an exact science. So we're under no deadline to do it. We have a lot of things to evaluate going forward. Chemistry's a big part of it. There's no rush to make a decision." What does that even mean? Just kidding. I know what it means: nothing. Seriously, read the quote again. Whisenhunt was asked for a specific answer and purposely went vague because he knew a firm answer will lock him in on a specific direction. Whisenhunt didn't even want to be specific about Johnson as a player either.
Ken Whisenhunt: 'No rush' on Chris Johnson roster decision
CBS Sports | Feb 20