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Tennessee running-back Chris Johnson threatens to leave

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In 2009, Tennessee's Chris Johnson was considered arguably the best running back in the NFL running for 2,006 yards in only his second season.

Now 28, he has flattered to deceive in the years since, and now he insists a change of some kind is needed to spark a resurgence in his career.

Johnson told the Tennessean that he does want to stay with the Titans, but he issued a warning by saying his prime years are being wasted.

"I love Tennessee and would love to be in Tennessee, but I feel like I am wasting the prime years of my career. It's crazy to look at backs around the league and see the opportunities they have."

As of yet Johnson has not requested a trade from the Titans franchise, but is it a matter of time? One thing is for sure, the speedy back has admitted he wouldn't mind going to a team that would use him better.

Johnson carried the ball more times this season than the NFL's third leading rusher Jamaal Charles. However, the three-time Pro Bowler says he needs to play more in big situations.

"I want to help the team win. People say, 'he is not worth the $8 million.' I feel like if you give me $8 million, let me earn it. At crucial times of the game, I shouldn't be on the sideline watching."

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