Chris Johnson | RB | Tennessee Titans
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.
Posted: 2/28/2013 4:31pm et
Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson said he believes he can break the single-season rushing record set by former NFL RB Eric Dickerson. 'Every running back's goal is to break that record,' Johnson said. 'You want to break the 2,105. I believe I can do it.'
Huddle Up: After 2 straight seasons of inconsistent play from Johnson, the Titans likely would gladly settle for the CJ of 2010 who produced 1,609 total yards and 12 TDs.
Posted: 2/12/2013 11:08pm et
Tennessee Titans running backs coach Sylvester Croom said the team would like to add another running back that will work with RB Chris Johnson. 'I truly believe if you're serious about running the football, you've got to have two guys actually both able to carry the load during the season,' Croom said. '... If you're going to really run, I'm talking 30-plus times a game, there aren't many that can do that for 16 games anymore, their bodies can't take it.' Croom said the team will not look to diminish Johnson's role on offense but would like another back that can do different things and fill a different role.
Huddle Up: The Titans definitely could use a power back to carry the load between the tackles and keep CJ fresher. Johnson has had at least 294 touches in each of his 5 NFL seasons, including 312 this past season.
Posted: 2/7/2013 10:34pm et
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said RB Chris Johnson will return next season and will get his salary.
Huddle Up: Johnson had an up-and-down season to be sure but showed enough (1,474 total yards, 6 TDs) to convince Munchak and the Titans.
Posted: 2/5/2013 11:52pm et
The Tennessee Titans intend to exercise the $10 million dollar option they have on RB Chris Johnson for the 2013 season. $9 million of that option becomes guaranteed five days after the Super Bowl.
Huddle Up: Johnson likely showed just enough in his up-and-down 2012 season to convince the Titans to keep him.
Posted: 2/4/2013 12:35pm et
Tennessee Titans general manager Ruston Webster said the team will take its time before coming to a decision on the future of RB Chris Johnson. The running back will be guaranteed $9 million of his $10 million 2013 salary if he is on the roster beyond the fifth day of the new league year. "For me, I like to take as much time as I can to make the decision and discuss things with everybody," Wesbter said. "Get all the opinions. Then I kind of make the decision together as a team. So yeah, I like taking my time."
Huddle Up: Kicking CJ to the curb would change the face of the Titans offense, not to mention toss a very talented running back into the free agency mix. Seems unlikely at this point, but it's a situation worth keeping an eye on as the end of the league year approaches.
Posted: 12/28/2012 10:33pm et
Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson (ankle) is expected to play in Week 17 against the Jacksonville Jaguars despite being listed as questionable. Head coach Mike Munchak said FB Collin Mooney could be added to the roster before kickoff.
Huddle Up: CJ2k owners, here's your vote of confidence, but, as always, check back Sunday morning before making the final call on your starting lineup.
Posted: 12/28/2012 6:29pm et
Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 28, and is listed as questionable for Week 17.
Huddle Up: If you are relying on Chris Johnson this week, it might be time to make alternative plans.
Posted: 12/27/2012 6:58pm et
Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson (ankle) said he will not take part in practice Thursday, Dec. 27, but hopes to practice Friday, Dec. 28.
Huddle Up: Friday will indeed be telling for Johnson, who has now missed the team's first 2 practices of the week.
Posted: 12/25/2012 8:13pm et
Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson remains sore with an ankle injury but is expected to play in Week 17.
Huddle Up: Johnson has been slowed all-around down the stretch with only 1 100- yard rushing game in his past 5 outings after a strong midseason run of games, so be sure to weigh all of your Week 17 RB options before putting too much faith in Johnson -- even at home against the Jags.
Posted: 12/23/2012 4:19pm et
Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson left in the first quarter of Sunday's Week 16 game because of an ankle injury but did return.
Huddle Up: Johnson did come back but didn't end up doing anything with 28 rushing yards and 14 receiving yards -- continuing his madly inconsistent fantasy campaign.
Posted: 12/19/2012 11:49am et
The Tennessee Titans fully intend to keep RB Chris Johnson for 2013, and pay him a $10 million salary. The Titans believe Johnson's status as the seventh-leading rusher in the NFL this year, as well as his status as the team's most recognizable star, makes him worth the money.
Huddle Up: The Titans have enough issues without addressing Johnson, who showed in one big play Monday night why he's so valuable. Maybe with an improved line and a full season with a new offensive coordinator will bring a little consistency back to CJ's game.
Posted: 12/17/2012 11:57pm et
Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson rushed 21 times for 122 yards and a TD and added a catch for 2 yards Monday night in a 14-10 Week 15 win over the New York Jets.
Huddle Up: Johnson made his whole night with a 94-yard scoring burst in the second quarter -- the second-longest run in Monday Night Football history. Other than that run, Johnson gained all of 28 yards on 20 carries, but that's who Johnson is: a speed burner who thrives on the home run. In all, it was Johnson's fifth 100-yard rushing game of the season and first since Week 10.
Posted: 12/14/2012 7:21pm et
Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson (ankle) was feeling better Friday, Dec. 14, and he'll play in Week 15 against the New York Jets.
Huddle Up: Meanwhile, Johnson's fantasy owners are hoping for 100 rushing yards and/or a TD from the RB -- something that hasn't happened since Week 10.
Posted: 12/13/2012 10:44pm et
Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson (ankle) is expected to practice Friday, Dec. 14, after getting the day off from practice Thursday, Dec. 13.
Huddle Up: After a midseason resurgence, Johnson has quieted back down, especially over the past 2 weeks when he's put together back-to-back ho-hum performances (71 total yards on 17 touches in Week 13 and 59 total yards on 22 touches in Week 14). Johnson's fantasy owners who are still alive in the playoffs will be counting on a big Monday night closing kick from the RB this week.