Chris Johnson will be with the Tennessee Titans when they open training camp next week, according to an online report.
Profootballtalk.com reported that the team and the player have agreed on terms but that no deal has been signed.
The agreement will increase Johnson’s salary for the coming season but would not add any years to his current deal, which runs through 2012. The pay raise will come through the advance of incentives built into the later years of the deal.
The report cited information from “a league source.”
Johnson signed a five-year, $12 million deal after being drafted 24th overall out of East Carolina in 2008. That deal called for him to earn $550,000 in base salary for the coming season.
Johnson said last week during the ESPY awards, where he won Best Breakthrough Athlete, that he was willing to accept a short-term resolution to his contract concerns. Prior to that, he stated on numerous occasions that he was prepared to hold out of training camp if his deal was not renegotiated in some fashion.