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Titans in no hurry to declare Chris Johnson’s future

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Chris Johnson’s future with the Titans might not be a long one, but the team’s certainly not in a hurry to share their thoughts.

We can be as patient as we want to be,” Titans General Manager Ruston Webster said, via Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean.

With the once-elite running back coming off a 1,077-yard season, and set to make $8 million next year, the idea that they might find a better use for the money seems sound. But Webster said they were still processing through the decision.

“I think you just work through the process and go through all the pieces of the puzzle, one of them being this right here, seeing what is out there at from that position,” Webster said. “And Ken [Whisenhunt] has to take some time because he has never coached Chris Johnson, so he is going through the evaluation process himself. We are not going to push it. If we did make a decision, it would be whenever we felt comfortable.”

Whisenhunt also referred to the “process,” and deferred when asked about Johnson’s future.

None of that helps make it seem like he’s going to be anything but a former Titan, perhaps soon.

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16 Responses to “Titans in no hurry to declare Chris Johnson’s future”
  1. tvjules says: Feb 20, 2014 3:04 PM

    I’m always skeptical of a player who comes off a great year at the end of his contract.

  2. duece5 says: Feb 20, 2014 3:11 PM

    Cmon Chris Y1k…….

  3. theleaguesbest says: Feb 20, 2014 3:11 PM

    $8 million dollar contract, $3 million dollar talent, and a 10 cent brain.

  4. sportsfan18 says: Feb 20, 2014 3:19 PM

    No hurry?

    This decision takes all of two seconds…

    Cut him!

    Next!

  5. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Feb 20, 2014 3:48 PM

    That’s a lot for a running back, you better be Jim Brown or Barry Sanders at that amount…

  6. dodohead418 says: Feb 20, 2014 3:48 PM

    We all know its an easy decision they just want to give CJ hope!

  7. tennesseeoilers says: Feb 20, 2014 3:52 PM

    A lot of people slam Chris Johnsons’ smarts. The thing is, he IS smart. He knows exactly what he’s doing and precisely how he’s screwed this team over since Titans’ fans starting coming down on him (first in response to his arrogant contract negotiations a few years ago, and then his me-first attitude since then).

  8. truthplainandsimple says: Feb 20, 2014 3:59 PM

    Please cut him. I’ve never seen a franchise mishandle a 2000-yard rusher before. With speed like his, you can’t teach it. There are so many ways speed guys are being used across the league and he can barely get 15 carries a game, at times? That’s wild. The Titans have had a prehistoric offense for a while. Doesn’t help that they have Jake Locker at quarterback. I’m also blown as to how he still has a job.

  9. tennesseetitan78 says: Feb 20, 2014 4:02 PM

    He has never missed a game since being a Titan, yes it’s high number in 8 mil next yr but u still can’t say he’s still a player who can take it to the house at any given snap. I say if we can afford him then give him one more yr, under the new coaching staff, and if he gives u the same production then get rid of him. But give’em one more yr!!

  10. tennesseetitan78 says: Feb 20, 2014 4:05 PM

    Find more ways to get him the ball, screens, dump off passes, line him up at WR at times.. But we got the bruiser back in Shonne Green and that’s not what CJ is. Get him in space more

  11. imthaschmidt says: Feb 20, 2014 4:13 PM

    cut him and use the money to keep verner and pollard. this guy is replaceable and those 2 on defense are not. This is coming from a lifelong titan fan and a huge cj2k fan when he was in his prime.

  12. flipola says: Feb 20, 2014 4:57 PM

    He hasn’t been used to his strengths during the Munchak era, and that’s not his fault. But he’s way too expensive, and for a RB, 28 is getting on up there. Better to cut him and find a young replacement.

  13. luz56 says: Feb 20, 2014 5:08 PM

    Not to worry…. Beanie Wells is on his way… Whisenhunts type of RB.. He knows talent when he sees it

  14. tennesseetitan78 says: Feb 20, 2014 10:19 PM

    If they do cut him hopefully we could get Mason in the draft

  15. rascalmanny says: Feb 21, 2014 7:46 PM

    Even if he took a pay cut, I want him cut. He’s a me guy and a cancer.

    He’ll get picked up by the Jags and will start running again because he’ll be mad.

  16. dodohead418 says: Feb 23, 2014 4:40 PM

    I think we will really be looking at Dri Archer since he almost broke CJ’s 40 time.

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