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Chris Johnson not likely to show up any time soon

Posted on: August 15, 2011 7:09 pm
Edited on: August 16, 2011 10:13 am
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Apparently, Titans RB Chris Johnson doesn’t just want top-tier running back money in order to end his holdout from Tennessee camp. He wants top-tier NFL player money. That’s the word from ESPN.com, which reports that there are no signs the Johnson-Titans impasse will end anytime soon.

Johnson's Contract Journey
Although the Titans have stated they’re willing to make Johnson the highest-paid RB in the league -- if you were looking for comparisons, Adrian Peterson will make $10.7 million this year, and the Panthers gave DeAngelo Williams $21 million guaranteed this offseason -- they actually haven’t made a formal offer to Johnson’s agent.

Meanwhile, Johnson, whose base salary for 2011 is $800,000, says he wants $30 million guaranteed for his next contract, and he’s willing to lose a year of accrued free agency to do it. It should be noted that Tennessee gave Johnson a raise to end his holdout last year, so when the Titans say they won’t negotiate with Johnson if he’s not in camp, it’s questionable whether they mean it.

Especially since we all know how important Johnson is to their cause.

Otherwise, the Titans will feature Javon Ringer, who hurt himself in Tennessee’s first preseason game and missed Monday's practice, as their starting RB. Which might not be a terrible thing, because it seems like the coaching staff and players are impressed at Ringer’s talent (even if the awesomeness of Johnson has blocked most everybody else from seeing it).

But Tennessee also doesn’t know exactly what it’s getting if the Titans need to get him 25 carries a game. With Johnson, they do.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 3:42 am
 

Chris Johnson not likely to show up any time soon



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Since: Aug 17, 2011
Posted on: August 17, 2011 12:05 pm
 

Chris Johnson not likely to show up any time soon

IF THEY PAY HIM,HE"LL COME IN AN GET HURT AN BE DONE FOR THE YEAR.MAKE HIS PUNK BUTT COME IN AN EARN HIS MONEY!!ANOTHER OVERPAID NFL CRYBABY



Since: Jun 7, 2010
Posted on: August 16, 2011 4:09 pm
 

Chris Johnson not likely to show up any time soon

should be noted that Tennessee gave Johnson a raise to end his holdout last year, so when theok so say he gets his money and then has an even better, "career" year.  Does he hold out again for more money? When is a contract a contract??? 



Since: Sep 7, 2008
Posted on: August 16, 2011 2:55 pm
 

Chris Johnson not likely to show up any time soon

I totally agree with Pickett Fence. It doesn't matter if Titans sign Johnson or not...they are going to be losers. One great player at RB does not make a great team. I say play with what you got (no pun intended), and hope for the best which is a high draft pick in next years draft.
The Tiatan's do have a good RB friendly schedual ahead of them so maybe the #2 RB can come out of this smelling like a rose. 
The Tiatans are definately in a rubuilding stage so let CJ watch a season of football and see what it is like to be a fan. 



Since: Dec 24, 2007
Posted on: August 16, 2011 2:29 pm
 

Chris Johnson not likely to show up any time soon

If they pay him that money and he gets hurt they will look stupid. He is asking for too much. Trade him to the Giants. Smile



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2011 1:31 pm
 

Chris Johnson not likely to show up any time soon

CJ is absolutely right to hold out for a better deal. The Titans are trying to play him for a fool and good for him for calling their bluff. It would be a horrible decision to play for 800k, and his only leverage to get a new deal is to not report. As for the 30M guaranteed # my guess is it will be closer to 25-26 once a deal gets done and it will get done no matter how inept the Titans front office is. A 5 year contract for around 60M with 25M guaranteed  is likely what we will see in the next couple of weeks.


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