Andrew Brandt dives in deep on Chris Johnson's contract, including the encouraging tidbit that CJ will lose $250,000 if he fails to attend 30 of the Titans' 36 offseason workouts. That means CJ is likely to stay in Nashville next offseason, rather than workout in Orlando like he has been doing for the past few years. When you add that to Kenny Britt's decision to buy a house in town and get a local agent, I'm already excited about next season. Paul K also has comments from CJ on this part of his contract:
"I plan on being here in the offseason and getting my workouts with the team and things like that," he said. "It's not been about just hanging out in Orlando. I have a lot of charity events and a lot of things I have to go to. There were a lot of times when I was missing time here not just really to hang out.
"It's shorter [under the new CBA]. I won't say it's not a big commitment. It's still a commitment. That's one of the things about being a bigger leader, I want to be there with my teammates."
Fox is home to the most idiotic collection of broadcast professionals that have ever been assembled (note: this has nothing to do with the news channel). Not only did they botch landing Conan because a group of mouth-breathing imbeciles drafted their contracts with local stations leaving them unable to secure enough affiliates, they also canceled Family Guy, Futurama AND Arrested Development while allowing the Simpsons to stay on 10 years after it was last consistently funny. So it's no surprise that they have a Twitter feed for that stupid douchanoe of a robot that dances around on their NFL broadcast (WHY DO ROBOTS NEED TO STRETCH???!?!?), and they're convinced that what their third-rate broadcast needs is more dancing robot:
• FOX will give its Transformersesque robot, Cleatus, more airtime -- including its own a Twitter account.
Paul K recaps Maurice Jones-Drew's conference call with the Titans-centric media members, including MJD's thoughts on fellow Bruin Akeem Ayers, former Titan Stephen Tulloch and former Jaguar David Garrard.
Malcolm Sheppard has gone from undrafted pick to practice squad guy, and now he'll be a week one contributor.
The Jaguars have over 6,000 tickets still unsold Sunday's game against the Titans, and cutting your franchise QB days before the season opener usually doesn't send ticket sales through the roof. In response, owner Wayne Weaver is promising to make up for his apathetic fanbase by purchasing the remaining tickets so that Jacksonville fans can tune in to make sure the team doesn't move to LA at halftime.
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