FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2013 file photo, Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) runs during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh. The Titans have told Chris Johnson they are releasing him after six seasons to avoid paying the $8 million the running back is due in pay in 2014, and the final three seasons left on the $53.5 million contract he signed in September 2011. The Titans announced Johnson has been told he will be released Friday, April 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2013 file photo, Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) runs during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh. The Titans have told Chris Johnson they are releasing him after six seasons to avoid paying the $8 million the running back is due in pay in 2014, and the final three seasons left on the $53.5 million contract he signed in September 2011. The Titans announced Johnson has been told he will be released Friday, April 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)