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New Titans head coach Mike Munchak wants star RB Chris Johnson in camp.

Johnson says, in effect, "Give me the money." Meanwhile, Tennessee GM Mike Reinfeldt has said he'll make Johnson the highest-paid running back in the NFL - just as soon as Johnson reports to camp.

"He doesn't necessarily need book study," Munchak told The Tennessean in Sunday's edition. "He needs reps. He needs to be in the huddle. He needs to get to know the players. The quarterbacks (Matt Hasselbeck and Jake Locker) are both new. He's never been around them.

"He needs to have offensive linemen in front of him to get his reads. Those are the things he needs. The assignment part I don't think will be as tough for him. It's just getting reps and getting his legs used to those cuts and doing the things he needs to do in the NFL."

Johnson is scheduled to earn $1 million this season after a revision the team made to his contract last year. He has two years left on his rookie contract.

After Carolina rewarded DeAngelo Williams this offseason with a five-year contract worth $43 million, with $21 million guaranteed, Johnson is reportedly seeking a deal that pays him more  than $10 million per season with around $30 million in guaranteed money.

A three-time Pro Bowler in three seasons, Johnson leads all other NFL rushers over the past three seasons with 4,598 yards, including 2,006 in 2009.

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