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Titans expected to drop Johnson

NASHVILLE — The clock continues to tick on Chris Johnson's tenure with the Titans. The long-presumed divorce is coming, the running back's agent said, he just doesn't know when.

"I think it's a matter of time before Chris won't be with the Titans," Johnson's agent, Joel Segal, said Wednesday on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

The Titans' offseason program starts Monday, and Johnson has told the Tennessean newspaper he intends to be there.

That could serve as an unofficial deadline for the Titans, who would be on the hook for Johnson's entire $8 million salary should he suffer an injury that would cost him the season.

The Titans have tried to trade Johnson, but his contract holds base salaries of $8 million this year, $8 million in 2015 and $7 million in 2016.

Titans Ken Whisenhunt would not confirm reports concerning Johnson's future with the team.

"I don't control anything that Joel Segal says, so I don't know where his basis of saying that comes from," Whisenhunt told USA Today. "Even though I understand there's been a lot of talk about that, we're looking at all different options trying to go forward with what's best for us."

Johnson, 28, has 7,965 yards rushing in six seasons with the Titans.

Wilson's widow takes over Bills ownership

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Mary Wilson is taking over as the Bills' controlling owner after the death last week of her husband, Ralph.

Ralph Wilson was the founder and only owner of the franchise. He died March 25 at the age of 95.

Wilson long expressed no desire to leave the team to his family, and this announcement is the first step in what's likely a lengthy path to new ownership.

The Bills also announced that CEO Russ Brandon, general manager Doug Whaley and coach Doug Marrone will remain in charge of football operations.

DOLPHINS: Receivers Kevin Cone, Michael Rios and quarterback Jordan Rodgers signed one-year contracts. Rodgers, younger brother of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, was with the Bucs and Jaguars last season

BEARS: Safety Chris Conte had shoulder surgery in late March and will likely be out 4-5 months. The team also re-signed tackle Eben Britton to a one-year contract.

PACKERS: Veteran fullback John Kuhn re-signed for a one-year deal worth just more than $1 million.

PATRIOTS: Safety Patrick Chung returned to his old team. Chung, 26, played with the team for four seasons until signing with the Eagles as a free agent last season. The Eagles released Chung last month.

RAVENS: Tight end Owen Daniels reached an agreement on a one-year contract, pending a physical. Daniels, 32, was with the Texans from 2007 until being cut last month. For his career, Daniels has 385 receptions for 4,617 yards and 29 touchdowns.

REDSKINS: Quarterback Robert Griffin III will not change jersey numbers. Newly signed receiver DeSean Jackson will. Jackson, who wore No. 10 with the Eagles, will wear No. 11 with Washington while Griffin keeps his No. 10. In other news, quarterback Colt McCoy signed with the team. Terms were not disclosed. The three-year veteran played with San Francisco last season.

MANZIEL TRADEMARK: Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel filed to trademark "The House That Johnny Built." But he is second in line, behind a company owned by the family of Nate Fitch, a friend of Manziel's.

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