NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Titans want Chris Johnson in camp as soon as possible. While he stays away, Javon Ringer, rookie Jamie Harper and Stafon Johnson are working hard to take advantage of the extra work this preseason.
Ringer is going into his third season, and the All-American at Michigan State easily has stepped up as the No. 1 running back during training camp.
Harper was Tennessee's fourth-round draft pick in April out of Clemson, and the heaviest back on the team at 233 pounds is ready to provide a change of pace. Johnson is trying to make the team after a second challenging injury ended his attempt as a rookie.
Offensive coordinator Chris Palmer says he likes enough of what he's seen of Ringer to give him work even when CJ returns.
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