Titans Met With Johnson's Agent

Michael Lombardi of the National Football Post reports that Tennessee Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt met last week with Joel Segal, the agent for Titans running back Chris Johnson, and discussed "multiple proposals" for a new contract for Johnson.

Since being chosen with the 24th overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft out of East Carolina, Johnson has amassed 3,997 yards rushing and receiving, along with 26 touchdowns, earning trips to the Pro Bowl in each of his two seasons in the NFL. In 2009, Johnson became just the sixth running back to top the 2,000-yard rushing mark in a single-season, earning first-team All-Pro honors from the Associated Press.

Johnson would like the Titans to re-do a contract that he has vastly outperformed, and has been avoiding the Titans' "Organized Team Activity" sessions. Johnson is set to make just $550,000 in base salary this season, and has earned enough money during his first two seasons (over $7 million dollars) to make a training camp holdout a possibility.

Previously thought to be constrained by the "30% Rule" governing contract extensions in the uncapped season, the San Francisco 49ers have forged a path that Segal and the Titans can follow to reach an amiable resolution to Johnson's contract situation. Former Washington Redskins salary cap expert J.I. Halsell explained how, and shows what a hypothetical long-term contract for Johnson might look like, at FootballOutsiders.com.

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