Cut and big pay cut coming for CJ2K

Happy Friday, Broncos fans! It's been a long time coming, but the Titans are expected to finally release running back Chris Johnson today.

CJ2K has rushed for at least 1,000 yards in each of his six seasons, and topped the 2,000-yard mark in 2009.

The East Carolina alum was set to make $8M in each of the next two seasons; the move will free up $6M in cap space and leave $4M in dead money on Tennessee's 2014 cap.

Where might Johnson end up?

It's said that the Giants, Jets, and Cowboys are interested in the 28-year-old speedster, who is expected to draw less than half of what he'd been scheduled to make.

Broncos

Denver's offseason conditioning program will start two weeks from Monday, with OTAs kicking off at the end of May.

Jeff Legwold says the Broncos would have matched any offer sheet signed by former restricted free agent Chris Harris.

DeMarcus Ware uses custom-fit shoulder pads and recommends that other players to do the same.

Andrew Mason's latest mock has Denver taking Wisconsin LB Chris Borland at #31; Stuart Zaas tracks mocks elsewhere.

News

Mary Wilson will take over ownership of the Bills following the passing of her husband, Ralph. She's expected to sell the franchise within a year's time.

Seattle is extending the contract of Pete Carroll.

Cincy added CB Danieal Manning; New England brought back safety Patrick Chung after a year in Philly; Baltimore added TE Owen DanielsGreen Bay re-signed FB John Kuhn; Washington added QB Colt McCoy; Tennessee added well-traveled Denver draftee Eric Olsen.

Paternity Leave

Appropriately, Boomer Esiason apologized for his atrocious comments about c-sections:

I was not telling women what to do with their bodies. I would never do that. That’s their decision, that’s their life and they know their bodies better than I do.

Brendon Ayanbadejo believes the Dolphins and Nick Saban shipped him out of town for correctly prioritizing his family over his job, as Daniel Murphy did.

Analysis

Jason Fitzgerald sees what offensive players are left on the free agent market.

According to PFF, the Denver offense allowed more unblocked pressure as the 2013 season went on, while Julius Thomas was efficient and surehanded out of the slot.

Joel Corry says the Raiders have upgraded their roster for now, but he's not sure they've found any long-term solutions.

Frank Schwab give Denver an 'A' for their work in free agency.

Jason Whitlock says DeSean Jackson's selfishness is why he's no longer an Eagle.

Matt Bowen goes over the route tree.

Draft

Russ Lande digs into some of the pre-draft rumors he's been hearing in NFL circles.

Chris Burke ranks offensive tackle prospects, while Doug Farrar scouts Northern Illinois S Jimmie Ward, CSU center Weston Richburg, and two others.

Rob Rang updates his big board.

Media

RIP Sandy Grossman, the legendary former director of NFL broadcasts for CBS.

Cris Collinsworth is leaving Inside the NFL.

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