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Titans: Chris Johnson will be paid

Updated: August 12, 2011, 12:58 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans are ready to make Chris Johnson the highest-paid running back in NFL history -- all he has to do is show up at camp so they can finalize the deal.

General manager Mike Reinfeldt told The Associated Press Thursday that Johnson's agent was the first person the team called once the NFL's lockout was lifted. The Titans had reworked Johnson's contract a year ago to give him more money in 2010 and promised to talk to him again a year later.

But the Titans ...

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