When Johnson was released by the Tennessee Titans last Friday, rumors immediately started to circulate on where the six-year NFL vet might play football next. Among the rumored teams to land Johnson's services were the St. Louis Rams. When wide receiver Kenny Britt signed with the Rams last week, the move seemed to make a lot of sense. Britt played his best football in Tennessee under Fisher. The same can be said about Johnson. He spent his first three seasons with Fisher, including a magical 2009 campaign in which he rushed for 2,006 yards.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a Johnson-Fisher reunion is unlikely though.
Money could be a factor as well. Johnson was scheduled to make $8 million next season had he stayed with Tennessee. He certainly won’t make that much on the open market but could probably earn half that total, which would be too much for the Rams, particularly for someone who would share the backfield with Zac Stacy.
Whatever the reason is, expect Johnson to land somewhere other than St. Louis.
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