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Chris Johnson's agent: 'Matter of time' before RB off Titans roster

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer

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The Titans are quite likely to release running back Chris Johnson.

Everyone knows it's inevitable at this point, even Johnson's camp. His agent, Joel Segal, went so far as to tell Sirius XM he thinks it's just a "matter of time" before Johnson's off the Titans roster.

"Had some communication with Titans management today," Segal said Wednesday. "I think it's a matter of time before Chris won't be with the Titans, just don't know when."

When should be before April 7, when teams with new coaches -- like the Titans -- are allowed to begin offseason workout programs. There's little chance the Titans would risk Johnson suffering a serious injury during one of those programs and having to give him a pile of money, when half the reason he's being shopped is his excessive salary.

Tennessee would certainly love to pull off a trade, but the problem is a soft market for running backs, Johnson's exorbitant salary and a minimal amount of time to make it work.

So what does Segal expect them to do?

"It will be one of those [trade or release] -- I was was wrong with DeSean," Segal said. "I'm not going to guess anymore."

Either way, expect it to happen soon.

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