Chris Johnson to be released after season?

Time could be ticking down on Chris Johnson’s Titans career. 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. What @MikeSilver & I reported on #NFLGameDay: Big changes coming for Titans. Munchak coaching for…

Chris Johnson sends gifts to family of Newtown victim

After dedicating his cleats to each victim of the Newtown, Conn. school shooting, Chris Johnson gave his best to one family in particular. The Associated Press reports that the Titans’ star running back on Tuesday called the family of seven-year old Grace McDonnell, who was among the 26 people killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School….

Chris Johnson pays tribute to Sandy Hook victims

During tonight’s game between the Jets and Titans, New York will be wearing a helmet decal, honoring the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting. Chris Johnson decided to pay his own respects. The Titans’ superstar running back will be donning cleats that feature the names of every victim, along with the messages “R.I.P”…

Chris Johnson: I’m criticized because of my contract

In the days leading up to the 2011 season, Chris Johnson landed a four-year, $53.5 million contract extension, with $30 million of it guaranteed. Shortly after the ink dried, expectations for the three-time Pro Bowl running back skyrocketed. He responded with, by his lofty standards, a very mediocre season, rushing for 1,047 yards, four touchdowns,…

Chris Johnson says he’s still best RB in NFL

Recently, Chris Johnson graded out as the No. 100 player by NFL Network’s popular segment, “Top 100: Players of 2012.” Considering his paltry 2011 campaign, many thought he wouldn’t make the cut, and the fact that he did drew some criticism. Whether he is deserving of the ranking is a matter of opinion, though the…

Chris Johnson was ‘out of shape’ in 2011

Not-so-quietly, Chris Johnson endured the worst season of his professional career in 2011. It was a drama-filled campaign, marred by a preseason holdout, a string of lackluster games, and, eventually, a temporary demotion. We may now know why. A team source recently told Pro Football Weekly that Johnson’s conditioning (or lack thereof) played a large…