Are the Titans Willing To Negotiate With RB Johnson Without Him Practicing?

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.

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4 Responses to “Are the Titans Willing To Negotiate With RB Johnson Without Him Practicing?”

  1. john says:

    will he still be fine if he doesnt play in the preseason or practice this season???….or will this hurt chris johnsons numbers alot if he doesnt show until regular season or is he already ready to go? i think he should get the same deal santonio holmes got and run with it we have alot of money to throw around and we arent using it…i dont see why he isnt in camp with a contract yet its obvious they WILL sign him so why wait until pre seasons over…..mike reinfelt is a lowlife

  2. fuzz says:

    Brush your teeth, kids! Christ, looking at this picture makes me want to vomit.

  3. Wondering if there is more to this than meets the eye?
    As John says, they have the money, why are they not using it?