The Tennessee Titans have today released star running back, Chris Johnson, to avoid paying him $8 million according to USA Today.
After six seasons with the Titans in which he broke numerous records, put in dazzling performances which thrilled fans, he has now been made a free agent.
A difficult 2013 season, which saw him record a career low average of 3.9-yard average per carry, and only just scraping over the 1000 yard mark for the year, has seen interest in him diminish.
However, it's important to remember how good Chris Johnson has been, and how good he can be for a franchise.
His 2009 season saw him post over 2000 rushing yards, and he is renowned for his durability, having never missed a game through injury.
The Titans released the following statement: "As an organization, we want to thank Chris for his contributions to the Titans. Chris produced many memorable moments, broke franchise records and was durable over his six year career with our team."
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