Around the League

Presented By

Chris Johnson's status unchanged after Titans meeting

The update on Chris Johnson is that there is no update.

The Tennessean reports the running back's status is unchanged after the Titans met with Johnson's agent at the NFL Scouting Combine this weekend.

Johnson is coming off a season in which he made $10 million and averaged just 3.9 yards per carry. He's due $8 million in 2014 and repeatedly has stated he is not open to a pay cut. The Titans must decide if he's worth the exorbitant price tag. He's currently under contract through the 2016 season.

It still seems like a long shot that Johnson returns. General manager Ruston Webster said of Johnson last week that the team will be as "patient as necessary." Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt was similarly cryptic about the running back's future.

"Am I optimistic he'll remain on the team?" he 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."

As Gregg Rosenthal pointed out Thursday, Whisenhunt was actually more enthusiastic on the topic of Shonn Greene, complimenting the running back's tape. Unless Johnson rethinks the possibility of a pay cut, he's likely played his final down for the Titans.

He'll always have the 40.

*The latest "Around The League Podcast" taped live from the NFL Scouting Combine with all the latest free agency and draft news. *

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content