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On the whole, the sports world has been incredibly classy and tasteful in its assorted tributes to the victims of the tragedy in Newtown, Conn. Adding his own personal memorial tonight on Monday Night Football was Titans running back Chris Johnson, who wrote the name of each victim on his cleats.
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Chris Johnson, who has seen his stock fall a little on fantasy draft boards because he was (rightfully) holding out for more money from the Titans, has gotten a new contract. The Tennessee running back has just signed a four-year, $53 million extension with $30 million guaranteed, ensuring he’ll have a nice little nest egg despite the relatively short lifespan of an NFL running back’s career. Take him behind Adrian Peterson, but ahead of Arian Foster, folks.
The Titans’ Kenny Britt has probably shown up on your fantasy football radar lately, notching a touchdown catch in each of his last three games. Unfortunately, it looks like his off the field behavior may keep him…off the field.
It sound like Chris Johnson and the Tennessee Titans are close to agreeing on revisions to Johnson’s contract that will pay Johnson significantly more this coming season – and the Titans are still getting a steal.
The player ratings for Madden 11 have been snagged, and in addition to getting Madden heads giddy for the upcoming season of virtual football, it also gives fantasy nerds something to pour over.
Suzy Kolber is great at what she does for ESPN, but her NFL Live producers put her in an awkward position when they asked her to read aloud Chris Johnson’s angry tweets on air.