Posted: September 2nd, 2011 | Author: Cherry | Filed under: Football | Tags: 5 Million, Chris Johnson, Contract Extension, East Carolina, Florida Star, Fred Taylor, Holdout, Jaguars, Led, New Contract, New Deal, Nfl, Orlando Florida, Printers, Pro Bowl, Tennessee Titans, Three Seasons, Twitter | 2 Comments »
Chris 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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Posted: June 1st, 2011 | Author: LizterRagas | Filed under: Basketball | Tags: Bandage, Broken Bones, Chris Bosh, Dirk Nowitzki, Fourth Quarter, Game 1, Lebron James, Led, Left Hand, Mavericks, Middle Finger, Nba Finals, Nba Playoffs, Photo Credit, Score, Splint, Tendon, Tuesday Night, X Ray | 1 Comment »
Dirk Nowitzki destroyed a tendon in his left middle finger in Game 1 of the NBA finals, and probably will put on a splint to protect it the rest of the series.
Nowitzki was harmed when he tried to steal the ball from Chris Bosh of Miami throughout the fourth quarter of Dallas’ with a score of 92-84 loss in the opening Tuesday night. Right away, a foul was called on the play and when he looked at his hand, “I couldn’t straighten my finger any more.”
An X-ray confirmed no broken bones on his hand, according to him.
Nowitzki said, “It was just a freaky play. I have to wear a splint probably for the rest of the playoffs, for a couple of weeks. But it will be all right.”
Nowitzki led Dallas with 27 points in the opener, yet made just 7 of 18 shots.
Generally, the Mavericks ended with 37.3 percent of their shots, most horrible of the postseason. Nowitzki is very much needed in the team to be as exact as possible in Game 2 to keep the series from slipping away.
Nowitzki is right-handed and to support his shots he uses his left hand frequently. He does not expect the injury or the bandage to be much of a concern.
LeBron James said, “He’s right-handed. It won’t affect him. He’s still going to be great. He’s still Dirk.”
photo credit: therealtimer.com