NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee general manager Mike Reinfeldt said Wednesday's meeting with Chris Johnson was beneficial even though no deal was reached.
The GM expects to talk with the running back's agent again in the "next day or so."
Reinfeldt said in a statement he's not sure any progress was made, though he said they talked about different elements of a potential contract.
Neither Johnson nor his agent, Joel Segal, immediately responded to messages from The Associated Press.
Johnson arrived at Nashville International Airport Tuesday night.
Johnson leads the NFL in yards rushing over the past three seasons and has said he wants at least $30 million in guaranteed money.
The three-time pro bowler had refused to report to training camp despite having two years left on his original contract. The Titans have said they will make him the highest paid running back in NFL history, but wanted him to report first before accelerating talks.
Johnson has been reported to want $13 to $15 million per year from the Titans, with $50 million in guaranteed over the course of the contract. His current contract was expected to pay about $1 million this season.
Reinfeldt told the Associated Press the first person he called after the lockout was lifted was Johnson's agent, but that was nearly a month ago.
The Titans reworked Johnson's contract in 2010 to give him more money and promised to talk to him again a year later. Reinfeldt said they already have talked about the perimeters of the new deal and wanted the running back in camp to learn the offense with a new coach while negotiations are finished.
So far, Johnson has stayed away until he gets a new deal.
Tennessee has already played two preseason games, with two more remaining before the season starts on September 11 at Jacksonville.
First-year head Coach Mike Munchak has said he hoped the Titans soon work out a deal with Chris Johnson so the running back can get back to work and bolster a running game that was showing early promise.
The Titans rolled up 198 yards rushing in a 17-16 loss at St. Louis on Saturday night. Rookie Jamie Harper ran for 83 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown, and Stafon Johnson ran for 68 yards.
Munchak said he believed Johnson would have scored, running through the big holes opened by the offensive line as Tennessee works to emphasize the run game.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)