- Matt Williamson, ESPN.com
It is extremely unlikely that Chris Johnson will play for the Titans next season, as reports have surfaced that the team has put him on the trading block. A trade is also unlikely, colleague Paul Kuharsky writes, given Johnson's expensive contract. It appears inevitable that Tennessee will have to release Johnson, making him a free agent.
When Darren Sproles was released this past week, I saw more fits for him than I could list. And with Toby Gerhart and Rashad Jennings included in my top 2014 bargain free agents, it certainly appears there should be a "buyers' market" for free-agent running backs this offseason. Compounding matters for Johnson, there is also a deep running back draft class. Unlike with Sproles, I am struggling to find a good landing spot for Johnson, but a few options make sense.
With running back Chris Johnson almost certainly headed to free agency, Matt Williamson identifies five teams that should target him.