Sources: Chris Johnson Far From New Deal?

When Will Talks Elevate?

The Tennessee Titans’ contract discussions, or lack thereof (according to whom you talk to), with superstar running back Chris Johnson, are at a peculiar standstill.

While the Titans revealed their plans to reward the East Carolina product as the highest-paid running back in the NFL, those near the holdout speedster note he should be inked as one of the top stars in the league – not just for running backs, sources aware of the scenario per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

At the moment, the Titans have not made any proposals to the NFL’s premiere big-play back.

According to Johnson, Titans GM Mike Reinfeldt has not made him an offer:

“Maybe they talked, but I guarantee we never received any offer,” Johnson told The Tennessean.

Johnson said last year that he desired a new contract with $30 million in guaranteed cash.  The Titans revised his contract by amplifying his 2010 salary by $1.5 million to $2.05 million to sway the running back to show.

The electrifying playmaker is entering his fourth season and is scheduled to earn $800,000 in base salary.  The final two years of his deal can max out at around $2.7 million.


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