Chris Johnson on release from Titans: 'They was just being nasty'

Mike Dickson
Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters

Chris Johnson's tenure with the Tennessee Titans came to an unceremonious end April 4 when he was released after six seasons with the team. Johnson, who is the franchise's third all-time leading rusher behind Eddie George and Earl Campbell, went on to a sign a two-year, $8-million contract with the New York Jets.

Though Johnson has found a new home, that doesn't mean he's forgotten about how things ended in Tennessee. Speaking on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Johnson held nothing back in taking the Titans to task for the way he was released.

"I think they was just being nasty to be honest," Johnson said. "They were being nasty... I think at the end of the day they did me wrong, and I don't know if it was, 'Oh, we gonna get revenge back on you for holding out' when I held out the whole training camp, or whatever.

"I feel like they already knew they was going in a different direction and it just baffles me that you release me after free agency is over and you wait until a couple days when it's time to show up for offseason workouts to let me go. They weren't right, but, you know, God don't like ugly, so it all worked out for the best."

It's hard to argue against what Johnson says, as the timing of his release didn't do him any favors in finding a new team. Johnson said he plans to make the Titans regret the decision, and he'll get a chance in Week 15 when the Jets make the trip to Tennessee.