Tennessee Titans star running back Chris Johnson's time in Nashville is officially over.
He was informed today that he's being released, according to the team.
“As an organization, we want to thank Chris for his contributions to the Titans," Titans general manager Ruston Webster said in a statement. "Chris produced many memorable moments, broke franchise records and was durable over his six year career with our team. We have had an open dialogue with Chris’ agent, Joel Segal, over the last few weeks, and we appreciate the patience and professionalism they have shown throughout this process. We made an effort to trade Chris but were unable to do so. We wish Chris the best and thank him for the six seasons he spent with us.”
Efforts to trade him were unsuccessful.
Johnson was due an $8 million base salary.
The Titans signed Johnson to a four-year, $53.5 million contract in 2011.
However, he hasn't had the same type of success since signing the deal.
Johnson has rushed for 7,965 yards and 50 touchdowns since being drafted by the Titans in the first round in 2008 out of East Carolina.
The New York Jets have been rumored as a potential landing spot for Johnson along with the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants.
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun