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Johnson nearing highest-paid status earlier than expected

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07:47 AM ET 08.05 | Houston's once-unhappy camper may get his wish. The Texans are close to signing Pro Bowl receiver Andre Johnson to a new contract that could make him the highest-paid player in the NFL at his position. Johnson has five years remaining on his current contract. He's scheduled to make a base salary of $5.8 million this season. He said at the start of training camp last week that he wanted to be the highest-paid receiver in the league. Owner Bob McNair said he expected to have the deal wrapped up in two weeks, but it's not going to take that long, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Wednesday night.

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August 5, 2010  08:01 AM ET

He's my #1 WR in FF.

August 5, 2010  08:08 AM ET

He puts up sick numbers.

August 5, 2010  08:48 AM ET

He is the best receiver in the NFL. Period. But if they can do a new deal now, then that blows a big hole in all this nonsense that other teams throw out there about how hard it is to make a new deal now because of all the CBA uncertainty.
Brady, Reevis any of them. And then there is the fact he has a signed contract. So, here we go again.

August 5, 2010  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He's my #1 WR in FF.

He's a little more than that...

Best in the league!

August 5, 2010  08:56 AM ET

It's all the rage....All the players are doing it.....I want 10 cents more than the highest paid guy in my position......Put down the ego and step away.
Have a cap already....If your the best you get paid $XX,XXX,XXX.00. And that is that..

August 5, 2010  08:57 AM ET

The Best reciever in the league....

August 5, 2010  09:05 AM ET

He's the best reciever in the league. Give him what he deserves. I'm all about NFL ***STARS*** getting paid more than they currently get. I think, in a lot of cases, those guys don't get paid enough for how much damage they inflict on their bodies, especially when you compare the salaries of NBA / MLB players. Screw the rookies and their contracts - give it to the vets who've showed dedication and show they deserve it.

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August 5, 2010  09:34 AM ET
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another black athlete demaning to be the highest paid player...when will black starts to understand that money does not equal respect!?!?! Acting like a spoiled bratt makes you look like a greedy pos.

Another racist redneck that can barely read and write...When will you grow up.......Way to make yourself look like a real schmuck......

August 5, 2010  09:34 AM ET
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He's the best reciever in the league. Give him what he deserves. I'm all about NFL ***STARS*** getting paid more than they currently get. I think, in a lot of cases, those guys don't get paid enough for how much damage they inflict on their bodies, especially when you compare the salaries of NBA / MLB players. Screw the rookies and their contracts - give it to the vets who've showed dedication and show they deserve it.

Agree 100%

August 5, 2010  09:51 AM ET

Good for AJ. It's a shame we have dim wits like Baconator in 2010.

August 5, 2010  10:01 AM ET
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another black athlete demaning to be the highest paid player...when will black starts to understand that money does not equal respect!?!?! Acting like a spoiled bratt makes you look like a greedy pos.

Now this guys a moron racist pig that works at McDonalds for 7.50 an hour,....

August 5, 2010  10:07 AM ET

I can't wait till the NFLPA proves that collusion is rampant in the NFL and their bid to try to choke out the players..... No salary cap and Jerry Jones not going hog crazy with the loot????

August 5, 2010  10:10 AM ET

We live in a free-market system (sort of), and if he is the best at his profession, he should be compensated accordingly. What kills me is that everyone acknowledges him as the best receiver in the league, but since the Texans are NEVER on national tv, I've never seen him play. Now that is an inequity. I need to get a better cable package, season's about to start.

August 5, 2010  10:11 AM ET
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Another racist redneck that can barely read and write...When will you grow up.......Way to make yourself look like a real schmuck......

He may be a racist redneck but I bet he can read and write better than most of these guys in the NFL. You ever heard Chris Johnson speak? He makes Shaq sound like hes a college professor.

August 5, 2010  10:12 AM ET
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We live in a free-market system (sort of), and if he is the best at his profession, he should be compensated accordingly. What kills me is that everyone acknowledges him as the best receiver in the league, but since the Texans are NEVER on national tv, I've never seen him play. Now that is an inequity. I need to get a better cable package, season's about to start.

If he sucks this year, should the Texans owner be compensated accordingly? You cant have it both ways. You want the security of a long term deal but then everytime you have a good year you wanna renegotiate?

August 5, 2010  10:17 AM ET
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another black athlete demaning to be the highest paid player...when will black starts to understand that money does not equal respect!?!?! Acting like a spoiled bratt makes you look like a greedy pos.

The best athletes are spoiled and black. Is that what you just said?

August 5, 2010  10:19 AM ET
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Now this guys a moron racist pig that works at McDonalds for 7.50 an hour,....

And you're jealous because they only pay you $7.10? ;-)

 
August 5, 2010  10:23 AM ET
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He may be a racist redneck but I bet he can read and write better than most of these guys in the NFL. You ever heard Chris Johnson speak? He makes Shaq sound like hes a college professor.

Stop hating. They both majored in accounting......as in they will be a counting all that damn money while your still hating.

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