Found October 26, 2011 on The Penalty Flag:
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It’s often said that all good things must come to an end.  Where it’s great to live by the theory that life is what you make it, for professional athletes this is not always possible.  Age, injury, and the consistent threat by competition from someone who is eager to replace you often shortens the duration of an athlete’s career.  Is Tennessee Titans’ star running back Chris Johnson the latest athlete to fall victim to a shortened career?  Unfortunately this could very well be the case. Titans’ running back Chris Johnson is in his 4th year in the NFL.  He was taken by the Titans with the 24th pick overall in the 2008 NFL draft.  In what has been a pleasant surprise of a career so far, Johnson has amassed almost 5000 yards rushing in less than three and a half seasons to include eclipsing the coveted 2000 yard mark in 2009 when he carried for a career high 358 times while averaging 5.6 yards a carry.  That’s pretty impressive for a guy who goes 5’11, 190 lbs and makes Johnson a fan and fantasy favorite. Coming into the season it was expected that players would show rust as the lockout prevented [...]
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