Chris Johnson | RB | Tennessee Titans
Posted: 2/23/2014 7:43pm et
The Tennessee Titans met with the agent for RB Chris Johnson at the NFL Scouting Combine, but there was nothing resolved during the meeting. Johnson has not been interested in accepting a pay cut.
Huddle Up: Most signs remain pointing out of Nashville for the RB, who is entering his 7th pro season.
Posted: 2/4/2014 11:52pm et
Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he will talk with running backs coach Sylvester Croom before deciding whether to release RB Chris Johnson or keep him on the roster. 'I think an important thing is sitting down with Sylvester Croom and talking about the dynamic in the running back room and how those guys work and talking to some of the defensive coaches and their perspective of some of the players. And I'm talking about some of the coaches that were here. That's one of the pieces of the puzzle that's important too, is having some coaches on the staff that were here before. Because, you've heard me say this, chemistry is an important piece of it, and it is,' Whisenhunt said.
Huddle Up: Stay tuned as this is shaping up as one of the bigger fantasy personnel decisions of the offseason.
Posted: 1/27/2014 3:57pm et
Tennessee Titans pending free-agent RB Chris Johnson (knee) will have surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee Tuesday, Jan. 28. He'll be recovered in four to six weeks. Johnson suffered the injury in Week 3 and played through the season with it.
Huddle Up: Might be a ding to CJ?K's offseason price tag, though his playing through the injury speaks well for him. Plenty of reports suggest the Titans won't be bringing him back, but a four-to-six week recovery time frame should allow him to be healthy when potential free agent suitors start checking him out.
Posted: 1/15/2014 10:20am et
Tennessee Titans general manager Ruston Webster was non-committal Tuesday, Jan. 14, when asked if RB Chris Johnson would be back in 2014, but he didn't rule anything out. 'We just got a new coach. Those are things that we have to talk through, and we'll do all that,' Webster said. 'I have been totally focused on this process (hiring a coach) and getting it done as fast as we could.' Reports earlier in the day stated it is unlikely Johnson will be back.
Huddle Up: New Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt has plenty to sort through, not the least of which is the status of the team's most dynamic offensive player. Johnson is due $23 million over the next three seasons; he's indicated he won't rework his deal, and the Titans have more than hinted they may cut their losses on Johnson's contract. Should make for an interesting offseason in Nashville.
Posted: 1/14/2014 11:14pm et
According to speculation, Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson is unlikely to return to the team next year under new head coach Ken Whisenhunt.
Huddle Up: Johnson is due $8 million next season on his contract, and one of Whisenhunt's first orders of business will be deciding what to do with the up-and-down RB, who already has said he'll want out if the team tries to reduce his workload or asks him to take a pay cut. Stay tuned ...
Posted: 1/8/2014 12:45pm et
Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson said he wishes the team would use him correctly or let him move on. 'I feel like if they are not going to use me the way I am supposed to be used and let me be the horse, then I would rather them let me move on. Their money would be wasted on me,' Johnson said. 'I feel like if they are not going to use me right, let somebody get me that's going to use me the right way.' Johnson said he hasn't requested a trade. He vowed to continue working hard if the Titans decide to keep him. He is under contract through 2016.
Huddle Up: Johnson likes a high volume of carries, something Tennessee's new coach may not necessarily agree with. The Titans also need to make a decision on Jake Locker, which means the new coach will have plenty to do once he lands the job.
Posted: 12/19/2013 4:37pm et
Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson (knee) returned to practice Thursday, Dec. 19, after sitting out Wednesday with a sore knee.
Huddle Up: Nothing more than late-season maintenance so expect Johnson to be there if you need him Sunday.
Posted: 11/15/2013 12:18am et
Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson carried 17 times for 86 yards and 2 TDs on Thursday, Nov. 14 in a 30-27 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. He also had one reception for a minus-2 yards.
Huddle Up: Johnson doubled his season rushing-TD total Thursday night, but he still left his fantasy owners wanting more after being limited to 16 yards and no scores on 9 carries in the second half after positing a 8-70-2-TD line in the opening 30 minutes.
Posted: 10/30/2013 10:42pm et
Updating a previous report, Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Wednesday, Oct. 30, that ideally he would like to get 20 carries for RB Chris Johnson, while getting RB Shonn Greene 15 carries.
Huddle Up: Johnson hasn't gotten 20 carries in a game since Week 2 but apparently Tennessee is now going to run the football 40 times every week. It's one thing to say stuff like this but if the Titans go down early like they did against San Francisco, getting their running backs a certain number of carries won't be a priority.
Posted: 8/1/2013 11:36pm et
Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 1, because of ankle soreness. Head coach Mike Munchak said he expects Johnson to play in the first preseason game.
Huddle Up: Missing a camp practice -- or a few -- won't matter in the least if Johnson is deemed well enough to play in an early preseason game.
Posted: 7/30/2013 6:49pm et
Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson figures to be busy this season, even if he loses some carries to RB Shonn Greene in short-yardage situations. 'I never really get any short-yardage plays, so it doesn't really matter,' Johnson said. Johnson has said his top priority of making the playoffs, and the last time the team did that, Johnson split carries with RB LenDale White. So Johnson is willing the share the load somewhat.
Huddle Up: Johnson had 312 offensive touches in 2012 -- his lowest total since his rookie season of 2008. Where he could make up for some lost carries is in the passing game after recording a career-low 36 receptions a year ago.
Posted: 7/24/2013 4:00pm et
Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson and Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester each took turns racing a cheetah for a cable TV show which will air in November.
Huddle Up: Bet they'd run faster if they were in the same lane as the cheetah and given a five-yard head start. Can't wait until November to see how this turned out.
Posted: 7/18/2013 1:51pm et
The Tennessee Titans would like to get RB Chris Johnson more involved in the passing game this season. Johnson only caught 36 passes for 232 yards last season, which were both career lows.
Huddle Up: Johnson had a career-high 57 catches for 418 yards the year before, so seeing him climb back into the 45-55 range seems more than doable, especially now that new addition Shonn Greene can pick up some of the between-the-tackles running duties.
Posted: 3/22/2013 12:52am et
Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson indicated he does not completely understand the team's signing of RB Shonn Greene but expects to be fine with the situation. 'I have never been a big fan of the two-back system, so I don't know how we plan on using him,' Johnson. 'I'm not afraid of competition, but I was thinking we'd maybe get a draft pick for the other back. And you don't give a guy that kind of money to be just a goal-line guy and in tough-yardage situations. So we'll see what happens.'
Huddle Up: This could play out 2 ways: Either Johnson will be sulking and letting it affect his game or it'll motivate a fresher CJ into turning out a more consistent effort after the wild stat swings we've witnessed from him the past couple seasons.