Titans agree to terms with RB Ringer

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 1:48pm

The Tennessee Titans agreed to terms with running back Javon Ringer on a four-year contract on Tuesday that included a signing bonus of just under $150,000.

Ringer, a fifth-round compensatory pick, is the ninth of the Titans’ 11-member draft class of 2009 to come to terms, leaving only the team’s top two picks — receiver Kenny Britt and defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks — still unsigned.

Ringer's deal also contains escalators in the final year of the deal that are based on playing time and other incentives, which can increase the value of the package. Base salaries for the deal are $310,000 for the upcoming season, $395,000 in 2010, $480,000 for 2011 and $565,000 for 2012.

Ringer was a workhorse in college at Michigan State with 4,398 career rushing yards.

He is expected to compete for the third running back job with the Titans behind starter Chris Johnson and backup LenDale White.

Ringer’s competition for the job will come primarily from Chris Henry, Quinton Ganther and Rafael Little.


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1 Comment on this post:

By: jps13pat on 7/21/09 at 3:50

We have too many running backs. Ganther might be the best 3rd string RB in the league, and has to be on the roster for his special teams play. But does that leave off Little and Ringer? Both of them have shown a lot of promise, and I would hate to leave either of them on the practice squad.