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Chris Johnson reportedly to pick new team this week

Chris Johnson could find a new home quickly.

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ProFootballTalk reported Saturday that Johnson is expected to pick his next team by the middle of this week, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Johnson was released by the Tennessee Titans on Friday, ending a six-season run with the team that selected him with the 24th overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft.

Johnson wasn't on the NFL's transaction wire Friday, meaning no teams could formally reach out to the running back until the release became official. That happened Monday, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

The New York Jets are believed to be the early front-runner to land Johnson, and Rapoport said the Jetscame the closest to landing Johnson in a trade. Multiple reports have the Jets interested in signing Johnson, but only at the right price.

The Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins also were reported to have trade interest in the former 2,000-yard back.

During Friday's "Around The League Podcast," Chris Wesseling predicted Johnson will land a one- or two-year deal earning approximately $4 million annually. That's a substantial pay cut from the $8 million Johnson was scheduled to make this season, but still counts as an above-average salary in the depressed world of the NFL running back.

Follow our Chris Johnson tracker for the latest on the running back's tour through free agency, however brief it might be.

In the latest edition of the "Around The League Podcast", the guys welcome Browns star Joe Haden to the studio and talk about the uncertain future of Chris Johnson.

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