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It appears as if the Titans have an opportunity to cut Chris Johnson this offseason...

 

Now do I think the Titans will actually cut him probably not...but I'm just saying if he were to become available this offseason do you think we should go after him?

 

Me personally would have been the first to raise my hand and say lets get him before the season, but seeing the way Vick Ballard has come along I no longer feel we're in need of a franchise back anymore. But still playmakers like Johnson don't come along everyday.

 

 

 

Titans running back Chris Johnson said this week he did not know whether his future included Tennessee. It's not hard to understand why.

 

 

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The Titans have a five-day window after this season's Super Bowl, from Feb. 4 until Feb. 9, in which they can cut Johnson at no cost against their salary cap next season.

 

If Johnson is on the Titans' roster after Feb. 9, $9 million of his $10 million salary for the 2013 season will become guaranteed. It now becomes one of the biggest decisions the franchise will make this offseason, and one that will shape the Titans for seasons to come.

 

Johnson last week became just the eighth player in NFL history to run for at least 1,000 yards in each of his first five seasons, topping the plateau in Sunday's loss to Indianapolis. The others in that category are Barry SandersCurtis MartinEric Dickerson, Tony Dorsett, Corey DillonEddie George and LaDainian Tomlinson.

 

Johnson has missed only one game in his five seasons, and that came in 2008 when the Titans sat him for the regular season finale to protect him for the playoffs in his rookie season.

 

He is averaging 4.7 yards on his 223 carries for 1,037 yards for the season, seventh in the NFL.

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Balzer40    4,236

We need to go into free agency with the sole purpose of rebuilding the O-line. 1st and foremost priority. Then add a SS, CB, OLB, then and only then, should they look to add anymore talent for depth throughout the roster. IMO, RB and WR should be the very last of priorities if they have any money left to spend.

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TKnight24    9,986

No. We don't need RB's. We need an OFFENSIVE LINE. IF WE get that, our run game will be fine. Don't sign anyone to this team that will get Ballard or Brown LESS playing time

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chrisfarley    722
It appears as if the Titans have an opportunity to cut Chris Johnson this offseason...

 

Now do I think the Titans will actually cut him probably not...but I'm just saying if he were to become available this offseason do you think we should go after him?

 

Me personally would have been the first to raise my hand and say lets get him before the season, but seeing the way Vick Ballard has come along I no longer feel we're in need of a franchise back anymore. But still playmakers like Johnson don't come along everyday.

just because vic ballard had a good game vs. houston, doesn't mean he is capable of being a full-time feature back or franchise back. he is good, don't get me wrong, but not great. Edge was great, johnson is a head-case no thanks,

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CR91    5,250

you dont cut your franchise when hes still young

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DarkHorseColts    104

I don't see Grigson signing anybody that's going to mess with the team chemistry.

But I would like to see another dependable running back on the roster without breaking the bank in FA or spending a high draft pick.

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Gavin    7,030

Nope no wa, ya dont have to have a 1st round RB to be a succesful running team or even a top running team you just have to have O Linemen that are starting material and no folks just because we have O Linemen that are starting that does not qualify all of them as starting material

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TheJACKCOLT    236
no ballard is a better all around runner and more physical, chris johnson just has speed and is bad in pass pr

 

no ballard is a better all around runner and more physical, chris johnson just has speed and is bad in pass protection.

 

Johnson is very good in pass protection, just saying.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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NewColtsFan    12,989

I'm also in the 'no' camp.

 

Part of the problem with judging RB's and how much longer they're going to be great is this....

 

Many running backs grow 'old' fast.   Sometimes very fast.

 

One year they're very good.    The next year good.    The next year not so good and so on....

 

It can go downhill surprisingly quickly for a RB.    

 

Granted, from time to time there's a RB who goes to a new team with a better OL,  or he drops 10-15 pounds that he shouldn't have been carrying...   something changes and the RB is looking like his old self again.     That happens.

 

But those guys are the exception to the rule...

 

CJ is great....   but he's had 5 years in the League.   I'd focus our attention elsewhere....

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manning04    173

Although having that speed on our team would be great... I rather draft Lattimore or resign Brown for less than what Johnson wold ask for. and build O-line than go after a RB in FA.

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cmgww    649

No. For no other reason than his terrible dreadlocks. Our players have awesome dreads. CJ2K's look terrible, and that just wont fly here... ;-)

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