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New York Giants and Jets chasing same free agent

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As expected, the Tennessee Titans have finally released star running back Chris Johnson. 

The cut looks like it is about to send several other NFL sides into an absolute frenzy to try and nail the three-time Pro Bowler before anyone else.

And there are plenty of teams interested in the 28-year olds services. As you can expect they were all pretty terrible offensively last season.

According to multiple sources, the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants are a couple of frontrunners in the race to land the explosive back.

"Once Johnson hits the open market, look for the Giants and Cowboys to join the Jets in kicking his tires," said's Chris Wesseling.

Another team that are incredibly interested in the running back are the Giants' cross town rivals the New York Jets.

According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, "multiple sources" confirm that Rex Ryan and the Mean Green hold an interest in the 2000 yard season runner, with the caveat of the price being right.

Johnson was selected with the 24th overall pick in the 2008 NFL draft by the Titans out of Eastern Carolina and hit the ground running in professional football.

He put up 1,228 yards and nine touchdowns in his rookie season before exploding for a monster 2,006 in the 2009 season.

Johnson was rewarded with a four-year, $53.5 million extension in 2011 but he has never managed to get back to that famous form of 2009. 

He's still never had a season under a thousand yards however and would become a major player in any offense.

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