September 2, 2011 |
CHRIS JOHNSON has agreed to a contract extension with the Tennessee Titans worth $56 million over 6 years, ending the three-time Pro Bowl running back's holdout. "He'll sign tomorrow and take his physical and be ready to start practicing," Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt said last night before Tennessee played New Orleans in a final preseason game. "It was a tough negotiation, but both sides gave some and we got it done. " Johnson tweeted Wednesday night that he had dinner in Orlando, Fla., with his agent Joel Segal "talking business" on the 34th day of his holdout.
July 20, 2010 |
Chris Johnson's agent says the running back and the Tennessee Titans have agreed on a revised deal that will ensure he reports with the rest of the team for training camp. Agent Joel Segal would not say how much of a raise Johnson is getting, but did say the running back will get a pay increase. Johnson will reportedly earn $2.5 million this season under the revised deal. It's not the minimum $30 million in guaranteed money he had been saying he wanted after becoming just the sixth back to run for at least 2,000 yards.
October 25, 2010 |
NASHVILLE - It used to be that Ernie Sims would be all smiles about the wood he laid on Chris Johnson. He'd consider his job well-done, his hard-hitting reputation burnished. That was last week. Yesterday, Sims flew in from his linebacker spot and crushed Johnson near the Titans' sideline. It was late in the first quarter. It was the signature hit in the Eagles' effort to limit Johnson, the league's No. 2 rusher. The effort worked. Johnson managed 66 yards on 22 carries. The hit might cost Sims dearly.
October 6, 1994 |
Chris Johnson attends classes at Penn's Wharton School. He's a management major. Very genteel. Very white-collar. But when classes are over, he transforms himself into a snarling, head- butting, sumo-wrestling nose tackle for the Quakers' football team. At 5-foot-11 and 245 pounds, Johnson has the perfect build for a nose tackle. He endures upwards of 70 to 80 collisions per game with the center or guards trying to double-team him, or with the fullbacks leading their runners up the middle.
September 27, 2010
Passing yards: Kyle Orton, Broncos, 476 Pass attempts: Kyle Orton, Broncos, 57 Pass completions: Kyle Orton, Broncos, 37 Receiving yards: Austin Collie, Colts, 171 Receiving TDs: Anquan Boldin, Ravens, 3 Receptions: Austin Collie, Colts and Jabar Gaffney, Broncos, 12 Rushing yards: Adrian Peterson, Vikings, 160 Carries: Chris Johnson, Titans, 32 Longest field goal: Sebastian Janikowski, 54...
July 25, 1986 |
Chris Johnson shot a 5-under-par 67 yesterday to take a 2-stroke lead after the first round of the du Maurier Classic, in Woodbridge, Ontario. The tournament is the last of the LPGA's four Grand Slam events. "It started as one of those days when nothing was predictable when we teed off," said Johnson, who took last week off after the women's U.S. Open championship. "I wasn't sure if I'd had enough rest. But when I went out and birdied the first two holes, I felt just great. " Johnson's round included a four-foot eagle putt on the 450-yard, par-5 4th hole to go along with five birdies and two bogeys.
October 22, 2010
LES BOWEN The Titans have won their last 11 games against the NFC. Tennessee and Indianapolis, the Birds' next two opponents, are the only teams in the NFL Andy Reid never have beaten. But the Eagles and Titans haven't played since a 31-13 Titans win at the Linc on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006. That game was memorable because of the ACL tear Donovan McNabb suffered. Anyhow, I guessed completely wrong about the then-4-1 Falcons last week. Turned out they were a one-dimensional power running team that couldn't pressure the quarterback.
October 18, 2010
Line: Titans by 3 The skinny: The Eagles will visit the Titans on Sunday. Tennessee's Jeff Fisher and Jacksonville's Jack Del Rio, two former Southern Cal guys, have similar teams. Both have star running backs, unheralded receivers, mobile quarterbacks who have dealt with adversity, and once-stout defenses trying to get back to form. The Jaguars (3-2) and Titans (3-2) will play for a share of the AFC South lead, and the loser could be left chasing everyone else.
September 15, 1989 |
John Mahaffey, J. C. Snead, Jim Thorpe and Steve Pate each shot 6-under-par 65s yesterday, and the group of veterans held a 1-stroke lead after the first round of the Bank of Boston Classic. Brad Faxon and Don Pooley were at 66 as the touring pros went on a par- breaking spree over the 7,110-yard Pleasant Valley Country Club course. Of the 156 starters, 67 broke par and 21 others matched it. Defending champion Mark Calcavecchia, who won the British Open and is tuning up for next week's Ryder Cup matches in England, shot a 67 and was in a group of 10 players 2 shots behind the leaders.
October 12, 2012 |
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Rob Bironas kicked his fourth field goal, a 40-yarder as time expired, and the Tennessee Titans beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 26-23, on Thursday night to snap a two-game skid. Pittsburgh (2-3) lost its third straight road game this season and for the fifth time in six games dating to last season despite Ben Roethlisberger throwing for 363 yards and becoming the Steelers' career passing leader. Roethlisberger came the game needing 286 yards to tie Terry Bradshaw's 27,989 yards passing.