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Could Falcons be in play for Chris Johnson?

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With the Titans and Chris Johnson on a possible collision course for April 7, it’s widely believed that the Titans will cut Johnson before he shows up for offseason workouts, barring an unlikely trade.

And if/when it happens, Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean has a theory as to where Johnson may end up:  Atlanta.

It’s unclear what that would mean for Steven Jackson, who joined the Falcons as a free agent in 2013.  He missed four games due to injury, averaging 3.5 yards per carry.

But after a disastrous 4-12 season in 2013, the Falcons are doing everything they can to turn things around.  Johnson, who has rushed for at least 1,000 yards in each year of his career, could help with that effort — especially if he’s motivated to prove the Titans wrong for giving up on him.

UPDATE 3:27 p.m. ET:  To answer the question more succinctly, no.

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22 Responses to “Could Falcons be in play for Chris Johnson?”
  1. Pittsburgh Steelers says: Mar 30, 2014 1:05 PM

    No, they couldn’t.

  2. sixcess says: Mar 30, 2014 1:09 PM

    Just another washed up big name. Rest of the NFL, how is signing all these big names working out for you?? We have six Lombardi trophies. How many does your team have?

  3. tmar1961 says: Mar 30, 2014 1:09 PM

    no, just no. dont want him, dont need his half-baked efforts ingame.

  4. reporterofthetruth says: Mar 30, 2014 1:10 PM

    When will the Falcons learn older RB’s aren’t who they once were?

  5. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 30, 2014 1:16 PM

    As long as the money is reasonable, the Falcons are coming off such a disaster of a season that they need to be rebuilding very economically for the future if they aren’t going to make a serious push to win the Super Bowl next year. Just don’t get caught in the middle again.

  6. slayer1224 says: Mar 30, 2014 1:17 PM

    It doesn’t matter who they sign at RB because their offensive line is terrible.

  7. packerbackernj says: Mar 30, 2014 1:17 PM

    They should try rebuilding that oline. One of the wordt lines in football.

  8. burtmurphy1 says: Mar 30, 2014 1:21 PM

    Falcons will not sign him. He’s clearly a diva personality, without the diva performance. That would just be a waste.

  9. coltsreign says: Mar 30, 2014 1:23 PM

    Now that i think about it he would be in the same running atmosphere except Atlanta has a good QB and WR corp

  10. colv says: Mar 30, 2014 1:34 PM

    Two years ago Super Bowl talk about Atlanta. Well last year? Signing this guy will continue the downward slide unless they get him cheap to compliment the running game. Atl needs to continue to get younger, they will be better this year. Ryan and the offense will fly in 14.

  11. atlfan31833 says: Mar 30, 2014 1:36 PM

    An early injury and a terrible line is what hampered S Jackson last year. Let’s see what he can do this year healthy and a new bigger line.

  12. trappin4life says: Mar 30, 2014 1:40 PM

    It doesn’t matter who Atlanta has at RB, that o-line is atrocious. .

  13. jmart1971 says: Mar 30, 2014 2:03 PM

    Once again, another running back, gone to pastures of “career ends” of the ATL farm…farewell cj2k

  14. sdchicken says: Mar 30, 2014 2:11 PM

    He played all year in every game with a torn meniscus. That overhyped Tenesse line was not very good. He gets hit in the backfield every other run. He needs to mature to be a team player, but I think he will succeed at his next stop.

  15. grimreaper12 says: Mar 30, 2014 2:12 PM

    Johnson and Steven Jackson are both past their best. You can get a quality back in the 5th round anyway. Or, a UDFA…

  16. jacobslatter says: Mar 30, 2014 2:13 PM

    The Falcons could be in play for him because SJax is viejo and his backup Jacquizz Rodgers is a little guy who is nice in spurts & Antone Smith shows good stuff when given time but CJ is like upgrading from a Toyota Camry to a Lexus. A healthy O-line to go along with new RG Jon Asamoah plus a high draft pick or free agent can do wonders.

  17. brassknuckles47 says: Mar 30, 2014 2:25 PM

    Chris Johnson…..The Terrell Owens of running backs.

  18. luz56 says: Mar 30, 2014 2:30 PM

    If he had something to prove I thought justification on the contract he signed would have been it!! Bad attitude in a dressing room is the fastest way to now where

  19. vikingsvoice says: Mar 30, 2014 3:12 PM

    For all the good moves Dimitroff has made during his Falcon’s tenure, he sure has made some bad ones…The state of the offensive and defensive lines under his watch have completely degraded.

  20. thegonz13 says: Mar 30, 2014 3:23 PM

    If he’s released, he’s not going to get the same kind of money as he did in Tennessee.

  21. mcmccii says: Mar 30, 2014 3:28 PM

    It’s an attempt to sell tickets. the Falcons know that their ship has sailed. They mortgaged the future against Julio Jones & Tony Gonzales, and they won’t be competitive this year or next.

  22. footballtalk1 says: Mar 30, 2014 5:26 PM

    Matt Ryan takes the snap, hand off to Chris Johnson who is immediately stuffed in the backfield for a 4 yard loss. Falcons better fix their O line or they will be hearing this alot.

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