Dan Graziano of FanHouse.com reports the division between the Titans and Chris Johnson doesn't appear to be getting better anytime soon because the two sides have had "no dialogue whatsoever" regarding a contract extension in recent weeks.
The sources tell FanHouse that Tennessee's message to Johnson (who has three years left on his five-year, $12 million rookie contract) is that two years isn't enough of a performance sample size on which to base a new contract. Johnson's point is that his second season was unprecedented, as he set an NFL record for most yards from scrimmage in a single season.
The Titans also don't want to set the precedent of award contract extensions to players with three years remaining on their current contract.
Graziano also reports Johnson is "mulling the idea of continuing his holdout into training camp or even the regular season."
Though he is set to make just $550,000 in 2010, Johnson has made over $4 million in bonuses in his first two seasons so it's conceivable he could handle, financially, a holdout into the season.
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