NASHVILLE, Tenn. While the revolving door has been swinging for Tennessee Titans coaches since season's end, running back Chris Johnson and free safety Michael Griffin will remain.
The Titans let an NFL deadline pass and will not exercise rights to release the two former first-round draft picks and Pro Bowl performers. The moves would have eliminated large chunks of salary and freed space under the salary cap for 2013.
Instead, the Titans decided to stay the course with two high-profile players who have performed at the highest levels, but who have also had reoccurring lapses of inconsistency.
"Just like the coaching decisions, we look at the same thing with the players and the salary cap," Titans coach Mike Munchak said. "We do what ifs. What if we did this? What if we did that? What's best for the team?"
Munchak feels the team is much better off with Johnson, who is scheduled to make 10 million in 2013, including a 9 million roster bonus that is now due and count directly ag...