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Apr 6, 2014

Rams News: Chris Johnson unlikely to reunite with Jeff Fisher in St. Louis

By on 11:40 AM

Rams head coach Jeff Fisher reportedly has no interest in bringing his former running back, Chris Johnson to St. Louis.

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.

Fisher has been eager to bring other former Titans to St. Louis, including Britt, Cortland Finnegan, William Hayes, Jared Cook and Will Witherspoon. The exact reason why Fisher has no interest in Johnson is unclear. Fisher may not be a fan of Johnson's work ethic or the Rams may be happy with their current situation at the running back position.

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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