Chris Johnson's quest for a new contract will apparently go on for another day: his meeting with the Tennessee Titans in Nashville on Wednesday, ostensibly to negotiate terms for a new contract that could make Johnson one of the NFL's highest-paid players, ended without a new deal. The meeting, which took place at a Nashville restaurant and included Johnson, his agent Joel Segal, Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt, and a Titans contract expert, ended midday on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.
NFL Network reporter Albert Breer tweeted a statement that Reinfeldt released after the meeting:
"I'm not sure there was any progress made, but I do think it was beneficial to meet. We were able to discuss several different elements of a potential contract, but there was no agreement on those topics. I do expect to have another conversation with Joel in the next day or so."
It's likely that there is still a gap between Johnson's desire to be paid as one of the NFL's best playmakers and the Titans' interest in making him the league's highest-paid running back without overpaying for his talents.
Johnson has been holding out of Titans training camp since August 9, and would be unlikely to be fully ready for regular season action even if he were to show up for practice on Thursday.
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