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NFL roundup: Titans release RB Johnson

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Durable veteran running back Chris Johnson was released by the Tennessee Titans on Friday after a morning meeting with general manager Ruston Webster.

The sixth-year back, who some believe is in decline, has averaged 4.6 yards per carry since he was drafted in the first round out of East Carolina, including a 2,006-yard season in 2009, his second year in the league.

The Titans shopped Johnson in trade but his $8 million base salary was prohibitive.

The New York Jets, Dallas Cowboys, Arizona Cardinals and Cleveland Browns were hinted at as potential landing spots for Johnson.

Johnson, 28, made $30 million in salary and bonuses the past three seasons, but running backs on the open market this offseason are failing to cash in with big-money deals.

Johnson had minor knee surgery in January.

--- Veteran cornerback Champ Bailey agreed to a two-year contract with the New Orleans Saints, the team announced.

Bailey, 35, has been named to the Pro Bowl 12 times, but the Denver Broncos released him after the 2013 season. A foot injury seemed to limit his effectiveness.

He played in five regular-season games for the Broncos in 2013, including three starts, and played in all three playoff games, including one start.

---NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith told ESPN radio's "Mike & Mike Show that the union is investigating the Philadelphia Eagles' release of wide receiver DeSean Jackson.

The Eagles cut ties with the star wide receiver last week after NJ.com reported Jackson has gang ties. Jackson denied he is involved with street gangs.

Smith said the NFLPA wants to find out if the Eagles leaked comments or misinformation about Jackson to the media.

---The Seattle Seahawks gave coach Pete Carroll a three-year contract extension.

Carroll's original five-year deal he signed in January 2010 was set to expire after next season. His new deal runs through 2016.

The team did not release financial terms but the new contract is assumed to be a raise over his $7 million annual salary.

---The Buffalo Bills acquired wide receiver Mike Williams from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for an undisclosed draft pick.

ESPN.com reported that it is a sixth-round pick in this year's draft.

Williams made at least 63 catches in each of his first three seasons in the NFL but a hamstring injury limited him to just 22 receptions for 216 yards in six games last year.

---The Baltimore Ravens signed running back Justin Forsett to a one-year deal.

Forsett, 28, has 347 rushes for 1,692 yards with eight touchdowns in six years over 87 games with the Seattle Seahawks (2008-11), Indianapolis Colts (2008), Houston Texans (2012) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2013). He also has 115 receptions for 850 yards with a touchdown.

--- The New York Giants announced they signed two players -- tight end Kellen Davis and wide receiver Travis Harvey.

Davis was a free agent who played for the Seattle Seahawks last season. He played in 15 regular-season games in 2013, including four starts, and had three catches for 32 yards. He played in two playoff games, and started one of them.

Harvey has no NFL experience.

--- The Washington Redskins re-signed linebacker Rob Jackson, the team announced Friday.

Jackson, 28, played in 12 games for the Redskins last season, including one start. He had two sacks and one interception.

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