Jets RB Chris Johnson 'not worried' about carries, confident he'll have a 'big role'

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Jets RB Chris Johnson might not be certain of the particulars, but he's confident in this: He won't be spending a lot of time on the bench.

"At the end of the day, they wouldn't have brought me in here if I wasn't going to have a big role, if I wasn't going to be a big part of this offense," Johnson said Wednesday. "That's something I'm not worried about. I'm not worried about my role and how it's going to play out. As a free agent, they could've chosen a lot of different guys. They already had some guys in here that had some success. They weren't going to bring me in here for no reason."

The feeling around the team is that Johnson, a former 2,ooo-yard rusher, will get the bulk of the carries, followed by Ivory and Powell.

In six seasons with the Titans, Johnson averaged 18 carries per game. He probably won't reach that number, especially since he's coming off knee surgery. Running backs coach Anthony Lynn subscribes to the "hot hand" philosophy.

Fantasy Impact: 

As the article notes, RB coach Anthony Lynn uses a "hot hand" approach. There are those who believe that Johnson is washed up, but he showed burst in the preseason and impressed beat writer Manish Mehta in camp.

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