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Chris Johnson to meet with Titans GM Reinfeldt

Posted on: August 23, 2011 2:54 pm
Edited on: August 23, 2011 3:28 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The Chris Johnson holdout saga has reached somewhat of a breaking point. We're now just a few weeks away from Tennessee's season opener and not only is a deal "not close" but Titans owner Bud Adams is expressing frustration at the running backs' refusal to play.

So here's some potentially good -- or potentially "worst" -- news: Johnson is flying to Nashville Wednesday with his agent to meet with Titans GM Mike Reinfeldt.

"Flying out to Nashville tonight to meet with Joel and the GM in the morning to see which way were going," Johnson tweeted on Tuesday afternoon. "Could get better or worst."

So, yeah, no real "news" in terms of whether or not Johnson and Joel Segal (his agent) are actually going to make progress with the Titans on a new deal.

However, Johnson is actually showing up in Nashville, even if it's only to get in a conference room war of words about how much money currently divides the two sides.

So that's good news. In theory.

Chris Johnson's Holdout

Our own Ryan Wilson has made a compelling argument why the Titans shouldn't pay Johnson and it's hard to fault his the logic. Basically: Johnson's a running back and regardless of how talented and explosive a playmaker he may be, he's got a short shelf life and is much more replaceable than other players in the league.

The Titans surely know this and regardless of whether or not Johnson's saved up his money while expecting a lengthy holdout, are probably not willing to destroy their salary cap for the foreseeable future in order to make Johnson happy and get him into camp.

At the same time, there's no doubt that Johnson is one of the few true gamechangers at his position and arguably the most dynamic running back in the NFL.

He's been vastly underpaid to this point in his career and seems willing to do whatever's necessary to ensure he gets his money now. Whether or not either side is willing to compromise will determine whether things gets better or worst.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 1:57 am
 

Chris Johnson to meet with Titans GM Reinfeldt



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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 12:28 pm
 

Chris Johnson to meet with Titans GM Reinfeldt

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Since: Mar 19, 2007
Posted on: August 24, 2011 2:04 pm
 

Chris Johnson to meet with Titans GM Reinfeldt

Pay the damn guy, Titans are gonna pay one way or another. You will lose with all the empty seats in the stadium. C'mon Man.



Since: Sep 30, 2010
Posted on: August 24, 2011 1:52 pm
 

Chris Johnson to meet with Titans GM Reinfeldt

Lets just recap this situatuion shall we. CJ2K Wants to be the highest paid player in the NFL HAHAHA, this is funny you shouldnt even be the highest paid running back in the NFL. He had a great season back in 09 I will give him that however the Career has been nothing but Avg. In 08 he put up around 12yrds and less then 10 TD's Not bad for a rookie but not the best. Then in 09 he had his breakout year teams did not know what this kid was capable off and they paid..... BUT he had more carries then anyone in the League and Less TD's then AP. Now 2010 he screwed himself and all of his Fantasy Owners. Promises 2500 yrds and falls short very short 1300yrds once again HAHAHA. Now I'm not saying CJ is trash or anything like that and I do feel bad that his contract is so poor, but for him to do this to a his team and he cant even take them to the Playoffs Sorry guys but you can love him all you want he should not and is not worth the HIGHEST PAYED PLAYER IN THE NFL> GOOD LUCK THIS SEASON FF.



Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: August 24, 2011 12:53 pm
 

Chris Johnson to meet with Titans GM Reinfeldt

Talking about his record???  It's good except for when the weather is cold and the Ravens want to advance in the playoffs more than he does....  Then he sits out the second half and the Titans lose...  He was the only positive going that day and he sat down.. Titans could have advanced if he played...  Don't break the bank on him..  he will sit when it's cold and difficult..



Since: Dec 12, 2006
Posted on: August 24, 2011 12:49 pm
 

Chris Johnson to meet with Titans GM Reinfeldt

Do you only need a pulse and set of gold teeth to get into East Carolina?  I know nothing about East Carolina, but how in the heck did CJ get into college?  Admissions can only turn their back so much, right???



Since: Sep 13, 2008
Posted on: August 24, 2011 11:41 am
 

Chris Johnson to meet with Titans GM Reinfeldt

How can you blame dude for looking out for himself?  When a player doesn't produce as expected he's either cut, traded or demoted.  So far this guy maintained a good track record.  It will be best for him to get paid now for his talents.   He wants money....... the team wants talent; its a two way street.  ALL business...... NOTHING personal.


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