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 on Thursday that Johnson's agent was the first person they called once the NFL's lockout was lifted. The Titans 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 want Johnson in training camp before completing a new extension.
"He could go to meetings, get to know the new coaches, he can learn the scheme," Reinfeldt said. "He doesn't have to practice, but it's something we want to get done."
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The running back's agent, Joel Segal, was not immediately available. The agent has declined to comment during the contract negotiations, and Johnson did not immediately respond to text messages.
Steelers nab Cotchery
The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to terms with former New York Jets wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery.
The seven-year veteran was released by the Jets last week. Cotchery gives the defending AFC champions some needed depth at wide receiver behind Mike Wallace and Hines Ward.
Pittsburgh has been in the market for a bigger receiver. The team failed to sign Plaxico Burress, who ended up with the Jets. The 6-foot-1 Cotchery will be the tallest proven wideout on the team when he joins the Steelers in training camp on Sunday.
The L.A. Jets?
Mark Sanchez and the New York Jets are going to be Los Angeles' hometown NFL team.
ESPN LA announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement with the Jets to broadcast all 16 of the team's regular-season games on 710 ESPN Radio. The partnership comes as a result of the popularity of Sanchez, a former University of Southern California star.
Childress on Moss
Former Vikings coach Brad Childress told NFL.com that Randy Moss "walked in the locker room and vomited on it" after being acquired from New England last season.
Moss spent four tumultuous weeks with the Vikings before being released following an Oct. 31 loss to New England. Childress decided to release Moss without first informing owner Zygi Wilf and that played a big role in the coach being dismissed following a 31-3 loss to Green Bay on Nov. 21.
The Vikings, who had gone to the NFC title game in 2009, were 3-7 at that point.
Childress told the Web site that Moss called him after the trade and said, "I can't wait, I can't wait. I feel like I'm coming home again." But that feeling did not last long and Moss ended up with 13 receptions for 174 yards and two touchdowns.
Around the league
Panthers: An MRI Thursday revealed Carolina's starting wide receiver David Gettis tore the ACL in his left knee and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
Giants: Contract talks between New York and Osi Umenyiora remained deadlocked, the two-time Pro Bowl defensive end told The Associated Press. Newsday reported, meanwhile, that Umenyiora saw a specialist in Atlanta on Thursday for his sore knee and was given permission to return to the football field.
Eagles 13, Ravens 6: Michael Vick threw for 74 yards and a touchdown in his only series. Nnamdi Asomugha, Vince Young and several other big-name acquisitions made their debut for the Eagles, who've signed a slew of free agents the past two weeks.
Former Kentucky running back Derrick Locke gained 15 yards on two carries.
For Baltimore, Joe Flacco played two series and led the Ravens to a field goal on the opening possession.