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Positive signs for Johnson, Titans
Posted Jul. 06 at 11:08 PM
Chris Johnson has said he won't play for $550,000. Recent developments make it appear that he won't have to.
According to a story in the Nashville Tennessean, the Titans and Johnson's representatives are discussing a contract modification that will give him a salary bump to $3 million for the 2010 season. Johnson wouldn't become the league's highest-paid running back or anything, but it would be a concession of his importance to the team.
Most significantly for fantasy owners, it might get him to training camp on time.
It's too early to say that such a modification would make Johnson happy; neither side would comment yesterday. But Johnson was reportedly at the team's facilities last week, which is taken as an indication that things aren't contentious between the two sides right now.
Given that, there's reason to think that some sort of agreement will be reached between Johnson and the Titans, in time to ensure he'll be on the field when the team's exhibition schedule begins, and a safe choice with one of the top 2 picks in fantasy drafts.
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