Titans, CJ closing in on extension
The Chris Johnson holdout that has lingered since the opening of training camp may be on the verge of coming to an end.
Per TitanInsider.com, citing multiple sources, the Tennessee Titans and Johnson are getting close to a working out an extension for the running back, whose rookie contract has two years left to run. A deal could happen within the next 24 to 48 hours, according to the story.
Johnson has stated that he wants to be paid like an elite playmaker, while the Titans' stance is that they are willing to make Johnson the highest-paid running back in the NFL.
Negotiations have picked up over the past two days as the regular season closes in. Titans coach Mike Munchak said earlier this week that Johnson would likely need to have something done by this weekend in order to be able to be a full-go for the Sept. 11 opener in Jacksonville. It now appears the chances of that happening are rapidly improving.
Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com