Titans count heavily on RB Javon Ringer

Titans RB Javon Ringer, a fifth-round pick last year, was the only running backon the field as the Titans practiced twice last week.

With Lendale White traded to the Seahawks, and Chris Johnson training in Florida, the second year RB Javon Ringer knows an opportunity when he sees one. "A lot of things have gone through my mind,'' he said. "During the draft, when LenDale did get traded, my first thought for him was, 'Best luck to LenDale.' And then I pretty much knew C.J. wasn't going to be around, so I knew I was going to be the main running back here.

"My whole mind-set was to make sure I know my assignments and make sure when I am out there I know what I am doing. I just want to make sure people feel comfortable with me in there, and make sure our offense didn't miss a beat.''

When the Titans return to the field in mid-May, undrafted rookies LeGarrette Blount and Stafon Johnson will be there.

Ringer has the edge. Michigan State's second all-time leading rusher put together an impressive training camp last year but was slowed by a back injury and got only eight carries during the season.

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