The Tennessee Titans will guarantee the base salaries of both running back Chris Johnson and safety Michael Griffin, coach Mike Munchak confirmed on Thursday afternoon.
Johnson is due to have $9 million of the $10 million he is scheduled to make in 2013 as part of the $53 million extension he signed before the 2011 season began.
Griffin got a five-year, $36 million package, but it too contained an opt out provision for the Titans if they had released him by today to avoid paying a $3.5 million guaranteed base salary. Griffin also has a $1 million roster bonus he is due for 2013 that is due in March.
“We’re gonna honor both contracts,” Munchak said.
Both contracts, especially Johnson’s, had been talked about in media speculation for weeks and months regarding what the Titans would do. But Munchak said it was n million under the salary cap.ever an issue inside Baptist Sports Park.
“We talked about salary cap issues and where the money was going and all those things, but there was never the talk that we weren’t going to honor it or that we were going to cut CJ.”