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CJ2K's days in Tennessean are numbered

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07:29 AM ET 01.17 | The clock on Chris Johnson may already have been ticking before the Titans introduced coach Ken Whisenhunt. Now, I feel even more certain. In answering questions from reporters while welcoming Whisenhunt, general manager Ruston Webster talked with optimism about quarterback Jake Locker's future. He said he anticipates Locker being in a position to win back his starting job in 2014. He's repeated that stance in several interviews since. When asked about Johnson on Tuesday, however, Webster was non-committal. Webster is usually tight-lipped and usually plays things close to the vest, but it was yet another signal the Titans are ready to move on from Johnson, even with a new coach who has proven he wants to run the football.

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January 17, 2014  07:52 AM ET

Better have one heck of a good draft.........Titans need some weapons.

January 17, 2014  08:08 AM ET

If you make some changes to the line and the scheme, then maybe you can get something good out of CJ2K... but I'm still not sure he's worth that money

January 17, 2014  08:27 AM ET

Where is Tennessean?

January 17, 2014  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Where is Tennessean?

I was wondering if it was a color.

January 17, 2014  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Where is Tennessean?

moonshine country!

January 17, 2014  08:38 AM ET

Is his contract guaranteed, and what's the cap hit to cut him?

This guy and his agent should understand that no one else, not even one of the more foolish owners or GMs, would ever give him what he's making now. So, they can offer him a restructure-or-go choice, unless they screwed up the contract by offering too much of a guarantee in the out years.

January 17, 2014  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Is his contract guaranteed, and what's the cap hit to cut him?This guy and his agent should understand that no one else, not even one of the more foolish owners or GMs, would ever give him what he's making now. So, they can offer him a restructure-or-go choice, unless they screwed up the contract by offering too much of a guarantee in the out years.

He has all of his guaranteed money already, all $30 million. cap hit to keep him is $8 million. Little or not cap penalty for letting him go.

January 17, 2014  08:52 AM ET

Come to Dallas bro. We pick up all strays and has beens.

January 17, 2014  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

He has all of his guaranteed money already, all $30 million. cap hit to keep him is $8 million. Little or not cap penalty for letting him go.

Bye bye, Chris.

January 17, 2014  09:10 AM ET

No cap hit to cut him and declining ever since his breakout 2000 yard campaign.
He's good trade bait for teams looking to get rid of players with guaranteed money off the books. The team that gets him can cut him for no cost and Titans might get a good player/draft pick in return.

January 17, 2014  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Where is Tennessean?

Name of the Nashville newspaper.

January 17, 2014  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

No cap hit to cut him and declining ever since his breakout 2000 yard campaign. He's good trade bait for teams looking to get rid of players with guaranteed money off the books. The team that gets him can cut him for no cost and Titans might get a good player/draft pick in return.

Except the numbers I find show the Titans are up against the cap in 2014 to begin with. They will cut the guy because they have to and are in no position to pick up another teams contract problem.

I know these numbers are fluid but Projected Salary-Cap Space for the Titans is $3,068,394. 16 players with contracts up and 45 signed. The Titans will have to let go a number of players.

January 17, 2014  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Where is Tennessean?

LOL.

January 17, 2014  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

No cap hit to cut him and declining ever since his breakout 2000 yard campaign. He's good trade bait for teams looking to get rid of players with guaranteed money off the books. The team that gets him can cut him for no cost and Titans might get a good player/draft pick in return.

My bad: The Titans have 2014 number of Cap Spending: $8,624,637 open as of now. I think.

January 17, 2014  09:36 AM ET

Johnson is under contract through 15 and the only reason you would think about moving him is, because of the hit to the salary cap of over 8 million a season.

January 17, 2014  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Where is Tennessean?

It goes "What did Tennessee?"

" He saw what Arkansas."

January 17, 2014  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Name of the Nashville newspaper.

That's not the question.

The headline says " CJ2K's days IN Tennessean are numbered. "

January 17, 2014  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

It goes "What did Tennessee?" " He saw what Arkansas."

That's great LOL .

January 17, 2014  09:50 AM ET

He is only a Tennessean if his permanent residence is in Tennessee, otherwise he is just a Titan.

 
January 17, 2014  09:53 AM ET

"CJ2K's days in Tennessean are numbered"

Tennessean must be that 51st state everyone has been talking about?

It's disgusting how the FN interns keep their jobs while I still can't get a writing job after trying for over 25 years.

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