Report: Chris Johnson Targeted By Three AFC East Teams Before He Was Cut

The Tennessee Titans released running back Chris Johnson on Friday after they were unable to trade him, but that’s not because of a lack of interest.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Johnson drew interest from four teams, including three from the AFC East. No, not the New England Patriots.

While a trade for Johnson never developed, the New York Jets still are interested, a league source told ESPN New York’s Rich Cimini.

While Johnson appears to be on the tail end of his career, he still could be of value to a team if his recent surgery to fix a torn meniscus doesn’t create any problems. And while it’s unlikely he’ll ever return to “CJ2K” form, Johnson’s speed would be a valuable asset for an organization looking for some big-play ability.

While Johnson’s knee, age — he’ll turn 29 in September — and potential salary demands make him anything but a safe bet, it wouldn’t be surprising to see a team take a risk and hope his upside will show with a change of scenery.