Titans say they need to get RB Chris Johnson more involved in passing game
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Titans say they need to get RB Chris Johnson more involved in passing game

The Titans said all summer that running back Chris Johnson @ChrisJohnson28 would lose more carries around the goal line and in short yardage, but it would be made up with extra chances as a receiver. Through five games, Johnson is indeed losing goal-line work to Jackie Battle, but he has caught just eight passes on the year. Offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains said Thursday the team needs to do a better job of getting Johnson more involved in the passing game. That may have started in Week 5 when Johnson recorded half of his total receptions -- four -- versus the Chiefs.

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And you saw what can happen when Johnson gets the football with space to operate last week when he took a short toss from Ryan Fitzpatrick 49 yards for a touchdown. Johnson is not putting up big numbers on the ground, but the fact that he has just eight catches this far into the season is a major failure by the Titans' coaching staff. At least they understand it's something that needs to change. Johnson is only a low-end RB2 this week in Seattle.

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