NFL news and notes, April 4
The Chris Johnson era is over in Tennessee, the latest step by the Titans in their makeover.
The Titans told Johnson they are releasing him Friday after six seasons to avoid paying $8 million the running back is due in 2014, along with the final three seasons left on the $53.5 million contract he signed in 2011.
Johnson is just the sixth player to rush for 1,000 yards in each of his first six seasons, with a high of 2,006 in 2009.
Seahawks extend Carroll: Seattle locked up head coach Pete Carroll through the 2016 season with a three-year undisclosed extension.
Briefly: The Raiders signed free-agent punter Daniel Zychlinski, who played at Stanford. His best season with the Cardinal was as a fifth-year senior in 2012 when he averaged 43.1 yards per kick. ... Defensive back Champ Bailey, 35, agreed to a two-year contract with New Orleans. ... Receiver Mike Williams is returning to his hometown of Buffalo after the Bills traded a sixth-round pick in this years draft to Tampa Bay. ... The Giants agreed to a one-year deal with tight end Kellen Davis, who played for the Seahawks in 2013. ... Linebacker Rob Jackson re-signed with Washington. ... Safety Adrian Wilson was released by New England.