Chris Johnson inks $53.5 million deal
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Posted Sep 1, 2011
Aaron Wilson


Ending the stalemate with their best player, the Tennessee Titans have signed star running back Chris Johnson to a four-year, $53.5 million contract. According to the Tennessean, the Pro Bowl runner will receive $30 million in guaranteed money.

According to the Tennessean, the Pro Bowl runner will receive $30 million in guaranteed money.

The blockbuster deal rewards Johnson after years of disputes over his contract, his original rookie deal.

Now, the Titans have locked up their top offensive threat for the next four years.

Johnson had refused to report to training camp until he got a new contract.

There was a recent meeting between Johnson and his agent, Joel Segal, and Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt. Although no progress was made at that meeting in Nashville, it appeared to thaw the ice between the two sides.

This makes the Titans a much better football team, and undoubtedly relieves the anxiety of rookie coach Mike Munchak. For more coverage of the NFL, go to profootball.scout.com.


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