A league source tells us that the Tennessee Titans and running back Chris Johnson have agreed to terms on a new contract that solves the financial problems between team and player.
At least for 2010.
As expected, the arrangement will pay Johnson more money this year, with no additional years being added to the contract. Johnson currently is signed through 2012.
The new deal has not yet been signed, so we suppose it could fall through. But at this point it’s unlikely.
Specifics aren’t yet known. It had been reported that the Titans would likely accelerate some escalators money Johnson unlocked for future years as a way to bump up his $550,000 base salary for 2010.
Johnson, the 2009 AP offensive player of the year, had said that he can’t play for only $550,000. Now, he won’t have to.