Chris Johnson ended the off-season at 200 pounds.
Now, the Tennessee Titans running back hopes to come back in five weeks to training camp with a couple of more pounds on his frame. Johnson, according to TitanInsider, will then shed the extra pounds as the rigors of camp wear on him, so that he will be at an optimum weight of around 198 pounds when the season begins.
"I at least want to gain a couple of more pounds over this break so if I do lose a couple of pounds in training camp, I’ll at least be the same weight (as now),” Johnson said. “I usually played around 195 or 196, but last year I played at 191. I feel better when I’m in the 197 or 198 range. I feel a little sturdier, and also I can make it through the whole season and the bumps and bruises.”
CJ, who struggled last year with only 1,047 yards, is as bold as ever in his predictions, saying he wants to become the first back ever to run for 2,000 yards twice.
"I want to rush for 2,000 yards again, but I feel like the main goal is to make it to the playoffs and the Super Bowl. But I want to be the first back to rush for 2,000 yards twice and lead the league,” Johnson said.
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