Johnson welcomes heavy workload
The Bengals' failure to find a No. 2 running back has placed a heavy burden on Rudi Johnson. But you won't hear him complain, writes Len Pasquarelli.
GEORGETOWN, Ky. -- The ritual began rather innocuously in an Oct. 26, 2003 game against the Seattle Seahawks. In only the second start of his career, Rudi Johnson began pedaling a stationary bike on the sidelines to keep his legs loose in the fourth quarter.
Subbing for injured starter Corey Dillon that day, Johnson ran for 101 yards on 25 carries, the first century-mark performance of his NFL career.
Four years later, with three straight seasons of 1,300 or more rushing yards ...
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Training camp reports
Jeffri Chadiha, John Clayton, Matt Mosley, Len Pasquarelli and Mike Sando are traveling the country to bring you the latest news and information from all 32 training camps. For more camp coverage, click here.
Thursday, July 26
Pasquarelli: Steelers' camp physical
Saturday, July 28
Clayton: Vikings placing faith in Jackson
Sunday, July 29
Pasquarelli: Saints' Bush eager for Act II
Monday, July 30 Pasquarelli: Bucs' Gruden likes what Garcia offers
Sunday, Aug. 5
Pasquarelli: McGahee at home in Baltimore
Monday, Aug. 6
Mosley: There's a new sheriff in Dallas
Tuesday, Aug. 7
Chadiha: Spikes savors his opportunity in Philly
Thursday, Aug. 9
Clayton: Whisenhunt whipping Cards into shape
Saturday, Aug. 11
Clayton: San Francisco brimming with confidence
Tuesday, Aug. 14
Pasquarelli: Bengals' Johnson a true workhorse
Thursday, Aug. 16
Chadiha: Even-keeled Losman ready to lead Bills
Friday, Aug. 17
Mosley: Texans' Williams sets bar high in Year 2