Posted on: May 18, 2010 1:36 pm
The Tennessean reports that former Pro Bowl running back Marshall Faulk not only agrees with Titans RB Chris Johnson 's decision to sit out of OTAs and seek a larger contract, but he encourages him to keep up the fight.
"Without a doubt, if more money is what he wants, he has to hold out," Faulk said, as quoted by the Tennessean . "You have to know who you are dealing with. The Titans aren't known for caving in or paying, it doesn't matter who you are. In my opinion, there is no way he can come in and play under the current contract."
Johnson set a single-season NFL record for yards from scrimmage (2,006) last season and stated afterward that he wanted to become the highest paid offensive player in the league. As it currently stands, Johnson is scheduled to earn just $550,000 for the 2010 season -- a bargain for a player of his caliber.
Faulk supports Johnson's quest for a paycheck more in line with his value to the Titans.
"He has exceeded the money he is making, the Titans know it and everyone in the league knows it," Faulk said.
Posted on: February 24, 2010 10:32 am
The Nashville City Paper reports that while tight end Alge Crumpler hopes to return to the Titans, there is no movement on his status with the team.
"There's nothing going on right now. All is quiet," Crumpler's agent James Williams was quoted as saying. "I have talked to [Titans Executive VP Mike] Reinfeldt some, and I expect we'll talk again at the appropriate time."
Williams also commented in the story that Crumpler maintains a residence in Nashville and would enjoy remaining with the Titans.
Crumpler's role changed when he arrived in Tennessee from the Atlanta Falcons two years ago. Last season, he was mostly utilized in schemes that allowed Chris Johnson to have a breakout season with over 2,000 rushing yards.