CJ tweets he will meet with Titans
Which side blinked first in the standoff between the Titans and Chris Johnson?
Well, Johnson tweeted on Tuesday afternoon that he will fly to Nashville on to meet with the Titans and general manager Mike Reinfeldt on Wednesday morning.
In his tweet, he said things could get "better or worst."
Thus far, negotiations have been stuck in neutral since the Titans told Johnson he needed to report in order to receive any contract offer.
Owner Bud Adams reiterated that stance on Sunday, telling TitanInsider that Johnson would have to make a decision on holding out in the regular season and that he would not get a contract offer “acting the way he's acting” regarding staying away from Baptist Sports Park.
Reinfeldt had said earlier during the holdout that he was willing to make Johnson the highest-paid running back in NFL history. DeAngelo Williams of Carolina received a $43 million package with $21 million in guarantees at the start of training camp.
Johnson and his camp, however, have their eyes on a much bigger prize, what has been termed "playmaker money," and that is what makes the negotiations so unique, as spelled out by NFP's Andrew Brandt. Johnson is looking at the recent contracts of Larry Fitzgerald ($50 million guaranteed) and Joe Thomas ($36 million guaranteed in first three years) as his barometer.
But at least those negotiations may finally be starting.
Terry McCormck covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com