With star RB Chris Johnson maintaining his holdout, Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt indicated the team could be open to negotiating a new contract without Johnson hitting the practice field, according to The Tennessean.
“We’ve asked him to come in. He has a contract,” Reinfeldt said Saturday. “As far as practicing, that’s something we can work out. It’s important to be here and attend the meetings. We’re not asking to put him in harm’s way either. There’s a subtlety there that’s part of it.” Reinfeldt said he sent a letter to Johnson’s agent requesting that his client return to training camp, but stated he hasn’t received a response.
Johnson began his holdout at the start of training camp and is being fined $30,000 for each day he misses. “They’re just not sure they want to do that at this point in time,” Reinfeldt told The Tennessean. Johnson seems determined to earn more than his scheduled $1 million this season, but the Titans have refused to budge — yet.