Chris Johnson broke his silence regarding his contract situation to The Tennessean on Monday night. He then broke it again on Twitter on Tuesday.
Johnson has stayed away from all Titans’ workouts this offseason as he campaigns for a new contract, but told The Tennessean in a phone interview that he isn’t holding anything against his team, saying “I like my team. I’m not mad.”
When Johnson was asked by Jim Wyatt if he plans to hold out until he gets a new contract, Johnson said: ”No comment.”
When asked if he was going to play hardball with the Titans, Johnson responded: ”No comment.”
While Johnson maintains there are no hard feelings against the Titans, that doesn’t mean we’ll see him on the field anytime soon. And it doesn’t sound like we will. His tone seemed to change slightly on Tuesday, when he indicated via Twitter that nothing had changed in negotiations with the Titans.
“Just got off the phn w/ my agent & its not gd news I’m feeling lk [Darrelle Revis of the Jets] rt now at least dey offering him something dey not offering me nothing.
“It’s like how u expect ur players to give they all and put their bodies on the line when you not willing to give them what they deserve.
“How do u wnt player 2 honor their contract but the team dont have 2 honor it. If u dont wnt 2 pay a player early dont cut a player early.”
To catch you up on the scenario, Johnson has three years remaining on a his five-year, $12 million rookie contract (with $7 million guaranteed) he signed in 2008. He is due $550,000 in base salary in 2010.
After today, the Titans have four more days of voluntary workouts scheduled in June before the start of training camp.