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In a radio interview on Wednesday, Titans RB Chris Johnson was asked if he would be willing to hold out of training camp if he still hasn't received a new contract.  "Of course," Johnson replied. ''They've been talking but [we're] just not hearing the right things. Hopefully the more they talk we can hear some more positive things.''  This situation isn't as grim as Chargers WR Vincent Jackson's, but it's definitely worrisome.  We don't want to see CJ2K miss any training camp time.

Titans RB Chris Johnson, still angling for a new contract, will not be in attendance for the team’s OTAs this week. This isn’t a surprise – CJ2K has made it clear that he’s willing to hold out into training camp for a new deal. You’re sure to hear plenty more about this story throughout the summer.

Former NFL RB and current NFL Network analyst Marshall Faulk thinks Titans RB Chris Johnson should hold out.  "Without a doubt, if more money is what he wants, he has to hold out," Faulk told the Nashville Tennessean.  "You have to know who you are dealing with.  The Titans aren't known for caving in or paying, it doesn't matter who you are.  In my opinion, there is no way he can come in and play under the current contract.''  Again, Johnson is slated to make just $550,000 in the 3rd year of his rookie deal.  He's expected to be absent when the Titans conduct their 5th offseason practice today, so this situation could get uglier.  Stay tuned.

Titans HC Jeff Fisher recently said that he's not worried about RB Chris Johnson holding out of training camp as he looks for a lucrative long-term contract extension.  But NFL Network's Warren Sapp says Fisher shouldn't be so confident.  In fact, after speaking to Johnson, Sapp believes that last year's rushing champ could hold out beyond training camp.  "There's going to have to be some talking before Chris goes back to Tennessee," Sapp said. "He's prepared to take this through training camp."  Johnson is slated to make a paltry $550,000 this season, so it's tough to argue with his decision to hold out for money.  This situation is officially on our watch list.

Titans HC Jeff Fisher confirmed that the team will try to limit RB Chris Johnson's touches this season.  "We just have to be prepared to adjust," Fisher said. "It's a little unrealistic to think he is going to handle that kind of workload year after year after year."  Johnson led the league last season with 358 carries and 408 total touches.  That's a hefty workload for a 200-pounder.  We wouldn't be too concerned about the fewer touches this season though.  It'll keep him fresh and limit the risk of an injury. 

Titans RB Chris Johnson was not present for the team's first practice of the offseason.  It's widely known that Johnson is looking for a new contract.  He's scheduled to make just $560,000 this season -- a year after leading the league with 2,006 rushing yards.  Earlier this offseason, Johnson promised that he wouldn't hold out.  "I haven’t even thought about that," Johnson said. "I am playing football. All that new deal stuff, that is between my agent and the Titans. I’ll leave that to them."  It looks like he may be changing his tune.  We'll watch this situation closely throughout the summer.

Titans beat writer Gary Eastwick predicts that RB Chris Johnson's touches will be reduced next season.  We'll agree with him only because Johnson led all RBs this past year with 358 carries and 408 total touches.  We envision that number settling around 350 in 2010.  That's plenty when you're averaging over 6 yards per touch like LBJ did this past season.

It took him 32 carries, but Titans RB Chris Johnson made it to the 2,000-yard rushing plateau with a 4-yard run midway through the 4th quarter against the Seahawks on Sunday.  He actually exploded for a 62-yard TD 4 plays earlier, but that got called back by holding.  He finished the day with 36 carries for 134 yards and 2 scores and also added 3 catches for 20 yards.  It was his 11th straight 100-yard rushing game and 12th in total.  With the performance, Johnson broke Earl Campbell's franchise record for rushing yards in a season and broke Marshall Faulk's all-time record for yards from scimmage in a season.  Johnson finished with 2,006 rushing yards, which places him 5th on the all-time list.  He easily finished as fantasy football's top RB and will be the first player off the board in a lot of drafts next summer.  The 358 carries he received this year are a bit of a concern, but Johnson does a good job avoiding the big hit and has proven ultra-durable in his first 2 NFL seasons.

Titans RB Chris Johnson has been named Offensive Player of the Year.  He missed out on MVP but definitely deserved some hardware for his record-breaking season.  Johnson finished with an all-time high 2,509 total yards.  He racked up 5.6 yards per carry and scored 16 TDs.

Titans RB Chris Johnson wants 2,000 rushing yards.  Bad.  So bad that he's offered to buy his 5 starting offensive linemen new cars if he reaches his goal.  "I am a truck guy, but a free car is a free car," RT David Stewart said. "I have to fit in it; that is going to be the key."  It may seem like a playful ploy, but we love it.  At 1-6, the Titans season is all but over.  But putting a car on the line will keep Johnson's O-line motivated.  CJ is currently on pace for 1,883 rushing yards.

Titans RB Chris Johnson has unveiled his projections for the 2009 season. Johnson, via his Twitter page projected over 1,500 yards on the ground, 15 rushing TDs, 600 receiving yards and 5 receiving TDs. We were slightly more modest in our projection but don't let that fool you. We love Johnson this year.

Titans HC Jeff Fisher wants to get RB Chris Johnson even more involved in the offense in his sophomore season. "I thought we did a good job with Chris last year," Fisher said. "We didn't get as much done with him as we wanted because it was his first year and he was learning. We're going to expand on what we did with him. Any time you get someone with his ability, you want to create mismatches and move him around." Johnson finished his rookie year with 251 carries for 1,288 yards and 43 catches for 260 yards. He should easily surpass the 300-touch mark this season and could approach 350 touches if he gets more involved in the passing game.

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Tennessee Titans in the 2009 Thursday night season opener. The Bills will host the Patriots in the first Monday night game.

Titans RB Chris Johnson had 100 total yards and a TD (in 1½ quarters) in the 13-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. He was eating them alive. Then Johnson was injured in the 2nd quarter and vanished. There was a play where Ed Reed and Bart Scott tried to bend him backwards in the pileup (dirty, but no flag), though he carried the ball a few times after that. Johnson had walked to the locker room at halftime with no limp. When he wasn't out there in the 3rd quarter the CBS announcers had to track him down. The preliminary word was a sprained ankle. Johnson stood (not sat) for most of the 2nd half with a coat on, not grimacing or wincing at all.  You would think he'd think numb it up and go -- there was no tomorrow at that point -- but we don't know if team doctors held him out or not. It was eerily reminiscent of ex-Titans RB Chris Brown, who used to hang a C-note by halftime and then disappear.  

Chris Johnson is inactive. He was expected to get a little work but it makes sense. LenDale White is active and might play a couple series.

Titans RB Chris Johnson carried 13 times for 65 yards and caught 2 passes for 2 yards in the loss at Houston.  He was off to the races with 27 yards on his first 2 carries, but for some reason OC Mike Heimerdinger got away from the run. In the 2nd half Kerry Collins dropped back to pass on 20 of 32 snaps. LenDale White killed a drive at midfield when he failed to convert a 4th-and-1. Johnson is 6th in the league in rushing with 1,159 yards and has scored 9 times, but his poor showing in week 15 might have cost many fantasy owners a shot at the title.

Titans RB Chris Johnson carried 19 times for 136 yards & 1 TD in the 28-9 win over Cleveland. He also caught 4 passes for 30 yards. It was typical Johnson, slashing and banging for several big gains. He had runs of 15, 17, 25 and 33 yards. On the 25-yard TD run he dangled the ball in S Brodney Pool's face as he whooshed ahead of him. We were surprised he wasn't flagged for taunting. Johnson has 1,094 rushing yards, 39 catches, 257 receiving yards, & 9 total TDs. He's an absolute delight and a big component of winning fantasy teams. In most leagues only Thomas Jones, Matt Forte, Michael Turner, Adrian Peterson & Brian Westbrook have more RB points. Start Johnson without blinking at Houston in week 15. Note: The Titans have clinched a bye but *not* the #1 AFC seed yet.

Titans RB Chris Johnson carried 16 times for 125 yards & 2 TDs in a 47-10 rout of the Lions. He also caught 2 balls for 9 yards. If the Lions had competed on any level Johnson would have had more touches, but it was 35-10 at halftime. Johnson only played 7 snaps in the 2nd half while LenDale White finished them off. Any talk about Johnson wearing down was forgotten early when he ripped a 58-yard TD run. Johnson has handled a whopping 238 touches in 12 games -- 19.8 per game -- which is a big workload for a rookie. However, he's got a long rest until week 14. Johnson's never appeared on the injury report either. He has 958 rushing yards and will blow past the 1,000 mark at home vs. Cleveland. In week 15 Tennessee goes to Houston.

10 rookie RBs have posted at least one 100-yard rushing game this season, a new NFL record. Here's the list: Matt Forte (3), Chris Johnson (2), Steve Slaton (2), BenJarvus Green-Ellis (1), Tim Hightower (1), Darren McFadden (1), Ray Rice (1), Kevin Smith (1), Jonathan Stewart (1), and Jamaal Charles (1).

Chris Johnson put up 161 total yards (89 rush, 72 rec) and a TD vs. the Packers. He had a season-high 30 touches.  Johnson even got a couple tries from inside the 7-yard line but couldn't find a crease. "LBJ" is on pace for over 1,400 rushing yards, 12 total TDs, and over 40 receptions. Tennessee travels to Chicago in week 10. 

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