Titans running back Chris Johnson has a base salary of $8 million this year. By cutting defensive end DeMarcus Ware, the Cowboys picked up nearly $7.5 million in cap space.
Coincidentally (or not), Johnson recently has begun following Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Twitter, according to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean.
At a time when players like Julius Peppers, Ware, and Darrelle Revis are being cut, the Titans are squatting on Johnson because they can. His contract contains no trigger or bonus that compels the Titans to cut the cord in the immediate future.
If Johnson isn’t traded (and he likely won’t be), he’ll be cut. And he seems to be interested in the Cowboys. The question is whether they’re interested in him.
Maybe Jones will drop a hint by following Johnson back.