Chris Johnson Deals with Tennessee Titans

chris johnsonChris Johnson from the Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms of a contract extension for four years for  reported $53.5 million with $3o million guaranteed. This ends the holdout of the three-time Pro Bowl running back.

Both the teams had agreed to the terms, confirmed by Tennessee, Thursday. Chris Johnson updates his twitter saying he had a dinner in Orlando, Florida together with Joel Segal – his agent, talking about business on the 34th of this holdout.

Chris Johnson led the NFL in yards for three seasons and did not report to the camp without a new deal. He is the 24th overall pick in the 2008 draft from East Carolina. He is also the sixth player in the history of NFL to run for 2,000 yards when he rushed for 2,006 yards last 2009.

The Tennessee Titans went over his contract a year ago and scheduled him to be paid with $1,065,000 in this season.

Now, Chris Johnson will be under the contract until 2016, this was confirmed by the person who was very familiar with the new contract.

On the other hand:

Fred Taylor, Jaguars running back is going to retire in the NFL after 13 seasons. He rush 12,000 yards in his career.

He will also sign a one-day contract with Jacksonville on Friday. This is to formally retire with the team that originally drafted him as the ninth overall in 1998.

The former Florida star Fred Taylor had 11 seasons with Jacksonville and still remains  the leader in rushing with 11, 271 yards.

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