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Ringer getting his opportunity

Posted on: June 21, 2010 9:17 pm
If anybody is benefitting from Titans RB Chris Johnson’s continued absence from Tennessee’s offseason workouts, it’s got to be second-year RB Javon Ringer, who’s been receiving plenty of work without Johnson around. He seems to be leaving a positive impression.

"I think this has been really good for Javon," offensive coordinator Mike Heimderdinger told John Glennon of the Tennessean . "Javon had like his redshirt year (as a rookie). He carried the ball a lot of times in college. His running ability is really good.

"(But) this has been really good for him to learn the passing game, and if there’s one thing Javon was behind on last year, it was the passing game and protection. That took a little time and he didn’t have much background in that and what they did up there (at Michigan State). So this has been good for him to learn what we want from him and the protections and all that."

Ringer didn’t get much work last season behind Johnson – the two-time Pro Bowler who rushed for 2,006 yards and 14 touchdowns last year. Instead, Ringer played in seven games, rushing the ball eight times for 48 yards and not catching a pass.

Coming out of Michigan State, Ringer was a well-regarded prospect, though he measures a little short (he’s listed at 5-foot-9) and he was seen more as a change-of-pace back that could complement a more bruising teammate. He didn’t have a great Combine, which is probably why he fell into the fifth round of the Draft.

But he’s getting his chance now without Johnson around, and he seems to be impressing the Tennessee coaching staff. And since Lendale White isn't with the team any more, Ringer could slide right into position to be Johnson's backup.

--Josh Katzowitz

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