Chris Johnson and the Tennessee Titans May Have a Deal Brewing

July 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Chris Johnson may not be getting the long-term deal he wanted, but it now looks like he'll be getting the pay raise he's really after.
According to The Tennessean , the Titans are looking to convert $2.5 million of escalated 2012 salary dollars into a bonus for 2010.
After rushing for more than 2,000 yards in 2009, Johnson expressed his desire for a pay raise, stating he'd out-performed his five-year, $12 million rookie contract.
The terms of his contract only had him scheduled to earn $550,000 for the 2010 season, which is far less than his backup, Alvin Pearman. Pearman is scheduled to make $630,000 going into training camp.
This reported compromise would be a way around league rules that prevent the Titans from re-working the contract the way they would want to. The Titans had to figure out a way to get around the maximum 30 percent raise the league will allow them to give any player, and this might be that avenue.
It also continues to protect the team again...

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