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Chris Johnson expecting big raise

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09:08 AM ET 08.07 | Titans running back Chris Johnson vows to be a good teammate, keep a good attitude, and do everything the organization asks of him this season. The way he sees it, the blockbuster contract he didn't get this summer already has been promised for next summer. And if he doesn't get it by then, he said, he won't budge on his demands.

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August 7, 2010  09:09 AM ET

They better keep him very, very happy. It could be a long year in Tennessee if he decides to goof anything up.

August 7, 2010  09:31 AM ET

Isn't every NFL player seeking a new deal expecting a big raise? Is there a player out there expecting a small raise or no raise at all that we aren't aware of?

August 7, 2010  09:40 AM ET

"...The way he sees it, the blockbuster contract he didn't get this summer already has been promised for next summer..."

Hate to break this to you baby boy... next summer you guys are going to be practicing in high school stadia if you practice at all.

August 7, 2010  09:56 AM ET

Three good comments, guys. Nothing much to add. Let's see how the season unfolds for him.

August 7, 2010  11:08 AM ET

SWEET!!! Now he can get the rest of his "grillz" done

August 7, 2010  12:41 PM ET

He won't have to budge. He can stay home with all the other locked out players.

August 7, 2010  12:54 PM ET

Amazing! The guy gets his salary quadrupled, is paid up front, and he is already posturing for more money right before the whole dang league is about to be locked out. Meanwhile Joe Fan is struggling to hold onto his house and praying that his employer (if he is lucky enough to have a job) doesn't fold or down size him out of a job. Maybe we all should just boycott these sumbytches so that they have to go get a real job.

August 7, 2010  02:11 PM ET
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He won't have to budge. He can stay home with all the other locked out players.

Exactly. Wonder if the whole season will be lost or if the players union will actually represent the majority of players who are not big stars and don't want to lose a season of lucrative pay. All the players should take 50% less so the teams can make more profits and be required to pay for their own stadiums and the socialist NFL can pay it's own bills instead of us taxpayers. Love football, don't love the NFL mooching off the government and citizens.

August 7, 2010  02:16 PM ET
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Every player better get the money now a career ending injury can occur at anytime in football

Yeah, get the money and save it so you don't have to work hard the rest of your life if you don't want to. Couple of years at league minimums invested and with players buying a modest home and they'd never have to seriously work again. Instead many withdraw it all in ones and distribute it to their fav strippers. 401k, IRA, house. That's all you need and a few years in the NFL would set that up nicely.

August 7, 2010  06:38 PM ET

Blah!!!!

August 7, 2010  11:18 PM ET
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Every player better get the money now a career ending injury can occur at anytime in football

Just ask Elvis

August 8, 2010  04:40 AM ET

If a guy signs a big contract and stinks, then the team should be able to say "you stink" and were not going to pay you that amount.

Plus, give us back your signing bonus!

These contracts are meaningless!

August 8, 2010  07:53 AM ET

I agree that CJ should be paid more than what he is already receiving but wasn't it HIM who signed the contract in the first place? When is it a player is going to honor their contract and play for what they signed? Better yet, when are these agents going to get their players more incentives written into their contracts so they get pay raises when they perform.
For example: A player signs a contract for $5 million and 2 is gauranteed. If that player performs up to a certain set of standards that is agreed upon by the team and player, the $5 million is then raised to $8 and the player gets another up front bonus gauranteed.
I have no respect for someone who puts their Herbie Hancock on their contract and then asks for more because they believe they deserve it. I understand why they do it, but that doesn't make it right.

August 8, 2010  07:58 AM ET
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Yeah, get the money and save it so you don't have to work hard the rest of your life if you don't want to. Couple of years at league minimums invested and with players buying a modest home and they'd never have to seriously work again. Instead many withdraw it all in ones and distribute it to their fav strippers. 401k, IRA, house. That's all you need and a few years in the NFL would set that up nicely.

I agree 100%. The NFL needs to prepare these guys for life after football because the average length of a players career is 3 1/2 years. Most of these guys blow all of their signing bonuses on ****, poker and cars and are left with nothing when its all said and done. The smart ones live a very nice lifestyle and invest their money properly so that life after football will be spent enjoying their family and friends without the worries of money.

 
August 8, 2010  11:00 AM ET

Give him the money, I don't want him running angry against my Texans.

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