Tuesday is going to be the deadline for the players who are under contract to come forth and report to their respective clubs so that they can earn an accrued season towards a free agency. But this apparently is not enough to motivate the Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson to put an end to his holdout and join his team. Johnson was not reporting on Tuesday and his continuing his training camp absence which has not reached 12 days. Johnson still has a good two years left on his contract and now appears to be determined to go forth and secure a lucrative long term deal as opposed to an accrued season towards getting free agency. NFL betting lines
Now in contrast to this the Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson just has a year left on his contract and has reported to training camp on Monday and will not be eligible to become a free agent when this season ends. Johnson said back in 2010 that he wanted a new $30 million guaranteed deal. The Titans then revised his contract by later boosting his 2010 salary to $1.5 million to a good $2.05 million in order to get his running back report. Johnson is now heading well into the fourth season and is now due to make only $800,000 in the way of base salary. Now the two final years of his deal can max out to around $2.7 million. NFL lines
The Titans have many times said that they are willing to discuss things with Johnson regarding his contract but they want him to report prior to those discussions taking place. If he does not report Johnson can be fined $30,000 for each day that the misses camp but he says that he needs to be rewarded for his production in the first three seasons. He has become just the sixth man in the history of the NFL to run for around 2000 yards when he ran for 20006 yards back in 2009 and then first to rack up 2500 yards with 500 yards of receiving. NFL spreads
He has followed that by also running 1364 yards later in 2010 and despite him finishing the season with a bruised thigh. He has a good 46 starts of the 47 he has played since he was drafted as the 24th overall back in 2008.