Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson, a first-round pick in 2008 and the NFL rushing king in his second season, is underpaid. He’s under contract for 2011. And he’s holding out.
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster, undrafted in 2009 and the NFL rushing king in his second season, is underpaid. He wasn’t under contract for 2011.
But he won’t be holding out.
The Texans have announced that Foster, an exclusive-rights free agent (i.e., not a free agent), signed his one-year tender for the third-year minimum, which under the new labor deal has increased to $525,000.
Foster previously has said he’s not worried about the situation, and that he believes the team will take care of him.