Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/6/11
The Tennessee Titans could cut their losses on struggling running back Chris Johnson.

According to a league source, teams believe the Titans may walk away from their star running back and release Johnson before the fifth day of the 2012 league year, when his $8 million base salary becomes fully guaranteed.

Johnson, who signed a four-year $53.5 million contract with the Titans after a 34-day holdout this fall, has been a shell of his former self, rushing for only 302 yards on 107 carries – 2.8 yards per carry – and one touchdown. Last season, Johnson rushed 1,364 yards and 11 touchdowns and led the NFL in 2009 with 2,006 yards and 14 scores.

Johnson’s guaranteed 2012 salary may be even lower due to his struggles on the field. There is $300,000 linked to a bonus for 1,000 yards rushing.
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