In a move that comes as a surprise to no one, the Tennessee Titans have released former NFL rushing champion Chris Johnson after six seasons.
"As an organization, we want to thank Chris for his contributions to the Titans," said Titans GM Ruston Webster in a statement, per ESPN. "Chris produced many memorable moments, broke franchise records and was durable over his six-year career with our team. We have had an open dialogue with Chris' agent, Joel Segal, over the last few weeks, and we appreciate the patience and professionalism they have shown throughout this process."
"We made an effort to trade Chris but were unable to do so. We wish Chris the best and thank him for the six seasons he spent with us."
Johnson, one of just seven backs in history to rush for over 2,000 yards, was due $8 million next season. He rushed for over 1,000 yards last season, but averaged just under four yards per carry--a far cry from his production early in his career, when he went to three consecutive Pro Bowls.
The Dallas Cowboys are one of a few teams reportedly interested in Johnson.
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