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Tennessee Titans running back Shonn Greene underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, coach Mike Munchak said Tuesday night on his weekly radio show. Munchak said Greene had the procedure on Monday.
Munchak says Greene will be on a week-to-week basis. A source told ESPN that Greene will likely miss the next two games.
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Titans RB Shonn Greene (knee) missed practice again Thursday. Greene is expected to play, but if he can't, Jackie Battle would serve as the primary backup for Chris Johnson and likely handle goal line duties as well.
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Titans RB Shonn Greene (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Greene is expected to play, but if he can't, Jackie Battle would serve as the primary backup for Chris Johnson and likely handle goal line duties as well.
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Anyone who’s been to Titans camp probably wasn’t shocked when RB Chris Johnson ripped off a 58-yard touchdown run against the Redskins on Thursday. He has looked fresher and more explosive than he was last season. He’s catching the ball better than he did last season. Either Johnson is benefiting from having more running backs in camp to share the workload, or he’s motivated by their presence. Whatever the case, it’s a good sign for the Titans.
Given the upgrades to the Tennessee O-line, Johnson is once again looking like a very solid pick in the 2nd round.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 2:00pm
The way Titans RB Chris Johnson sees it, if he’s rushing for big yards, the Titans are winning. And the numbers bear him out. During his five-year pro career, the Titans are 24-9 in games when he rushed for 100 or more yards and 18-30 when he didn’t. The record jumps to 7-1 when he hits 150 yards. Whether they are building a lead or protecting it, the Titans are a better team when Johnson is running for chunks of yardage.
“Every year I want to rush for 2,000 yards, and I feel like if we are doing what is right and we are making plays on Sunday and if I get to that yardage, I feel like we can be a playoff team and hopefully win a Super Bowl,” he said.
The article goes on to say that coach Mike Munchak has made no secret of his desire to get back to a dominant ground game that controls the ball and keeps the Titans defense off the field. That means Johnson figures to be busy. The team also signed Shonn Green, who will likely get short yardage work (he was 11-for-11 on third downs last year) and maybe even goal line carries.
Titans RB Chris Johnson caught only 36 passes for 232 yards last season, both career-lows for the five-year veteran. He caught at least 50 passes in two of his first four seasons, and the Titans want to get him more involved in the passing game again.
In PPR formats, Johnson has never finished lower than 12th, and given the arrival of Shonn Greene, there is some concern that he won't see enough touches to be productive. But Johnson is still far and away the most talented RB on the roster, so the team will want to ramp up his participation in the passing game. He caught 57 passes two seasons ago; we currently project him for 51 catches for 401 yards. The link leads to a video from beat writer John Glennon, and in it he says the team would like to run the ball 30 times a game, giving Johnson 20 carries and Greene 10. That's probably optimistic.
Tennessee tailback Chris Johnson has told people he could become the first player in league history to post a pair of 2,000-yard rushing seasons, and that’s because he feels the Titans’ guards will be so much better than they were last year. The club signed Andy Levitre, arguably the premier guard in free agency, and drafted Alabama’s Chance Warmack in the first round. Levitre has missed some time while he recovers from offseason knee surgery, but is making good progress. Warmack was probably the top “roadgrader”-type blocker in the draft. Beyond the pair’s noted in-line prowess, though, both are good at getting to the second level, and that’s key to Johnson’s success.
“It looks like, besides (mauling) people at the line of scrimmage,” Johnson assessed, “those guys can get up the field.”
It was a 56/44 split between Johnson and LenDale White back in 2008, when Johnson carried the ball 251 times for 1,228 yards and nine TDs and White toted it 200 times for 773 yards and 15 TDs. The Titans' rush TDs have fallen off considerably since then, so it sounds as if Shonn Greene could take a bite out of Johnson's fantasy value because CJ1K probably won't find the endzone nine times in 2013. He has only scored 10 rushing TDs in the last two seasons, so it's not like Johnson is TD-dependent. The Titans could offset this by using him more as a pass-catcher. He caught a career low 36 passes in 2012 after averaging 48.5 catches in his first four seasons. The Tennessee running game simply isn't as potent as it was in the days of Johnson/White -- the team has averaged 377 carries in the last two seasons after averaging 503.5 carries from 2008 to 2009. Johnson's 2nd round ADP seems about right.
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