Unhappy with his contract, Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson said Tuesday negotiations with the team for a new deal aren't progressing well.
While Johnson said on Monday that he enjoys playing for the Titans, he refused to say whether he would consider a holdout.
Johnson is set to earn about $550,000 next season, but wants a new contract after setting a new NFL record for yards from scrimmage last season. Now entering his third season, he said earlier in the offseason that he wants to be the league's highest-paid offensive player.
On Twitter on Tuesday, Johnson said he had received bad news from his agent. He indicated the team has not offered to renegotiate his deal:
"Its 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."
Johnson hasn't participated in offseason workouts with the Titans. He said he is willing with meet with coach Jeff Fisher, who has expressed a desire to do the same.
We aren't expecting this to result in a holdout, but this is still a major off-season contract issue that all Fantasy GMs should monitor. We will keep you posted.