The report via Twitter indicated that the Card wouldn't be interested in trading for Johnson, but should the Titans release him.
Just to add to previous tweet- interest from teams is NOT via trade- teams hesitant to pay salary & give up draft picks for Chris Johnson— Darren Connolly IV (@DConnollyNFL) March 19, 2014
Chris Johnson will need to decide if he wants money or if he wants to win, many teams looking to add him at a minimal salary #NFLFreeAgency— Darren Connolly IV (@DConnollyNFL) March 19, 2014
However, not long after the rumor came up, Arizona Republic reporter Kent Somers stopped any speculation.
In response to some reports out there, #azcardinals have no interest in chris johnson or Jones-Drew. Carry on.— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) March 19, 2014
The way the running back room looks like so far for Arizona, it is fairly set. They have Andre Ellington, Stepfan Taylor, Ryan Williams, Jonathan Dwyer and Robert Hughes. That doesn't mean they won't add anyone, but Johnson has rushed for over 1000 yards each of his six seasons in the league, including a 2000-yard season in 2009.
However, he has had a whole bunch of carries -- over 1700 for his career. He is 28 years old and would likely back up Ellington.
So while the team might not have any interest right now, should they? The rumor wasn't true, but we can still talk about it, right? Hammer away.
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