Chris Johnson cut by Titans; Cowboys may be interested

Andy Lyons

The Titans are cutting Chris Johnson today, and the Cowboys may look to sign him soon after his release.

UPDATE

The Titans have made it official, and Chris Johnson is now free to sign with whomever he wants:

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The Tennessee Titans are overhauling their roster, and running back Chris Johnson is going to be the next casualty as the result of it.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network and Adam Schefter of ESPN, CJ2K will be released on Friday, clearing they way for any team to sign him, and the Dallas Cowboys may be one to watch for:

Due $8 million under his current contract, though, Johnson always has been more likely to be released than traded. His effort and "love for the game" have been questioned ever since he signed a four-year, $53.5 million extension in 2011.

It will be interesting to see how hard he plays once he's playing under a contract that pays him in the $3-5 million/year range he's expected to get.

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