It has been fairly widely assumed over the past few weeks that the Titans would say goodbye to running back Chris Johnson rather than pay him the $8 million in salary that he’s set to make under his current contract.
The one way that Johnson might return to the team for the 2014 season would be with a pay cut, but Johnson has shown no willingness in the past to take less than what the Titans agreed to pay him. Nothing has changed on that front. Johnson posted about the situation on Twitter on Wednesday and said that both sides are singing the same old songs.
“My agent and Titans front office had a talk yesterday and everything is still at a stand still so it’s a waiting game while I continue to grind,” Johnson wrote.
The Titans have said that they are in no hurry to make a decision about Johnson’s spot on the team, but that $8 million would come in handy for free agency if the Titans already know that Johnson won’t be on the team at that price.