NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that “big changes” are coming for Tennessee, and the running back formerly known as CJ2K is expected to be part of the purge.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 8, 2013
Johnson is currently in the third year of the six-year, $55.26 million contract he inked in 2011. The Titans could try to swing a deal for Johnson and recoup a draft pick, but teams are unlikely to pick up his $8 million base salary for 2014.
Rapoport also added there’s “philosophical differences” between the organization’s coaching staff and higher-ups. Presumably, that includes Johnson’s production — or lack thereof — this season. The 28-year-old has rushed for 774 yards and four touchdowns, while averaging a paltry 3.8 yards-per-carry.