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Jets Aim to Reduce Chris Johnson's Workload

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Dom Cosentino caught up with running backs coach Anthony Lynn to shed some light on how the Jets plan to use Chris Johnson.

As he told the New York Daily News last week, Johnson may think he's still capable of churning out 2,000 yards like he did in 2009. But that doesn't sound like it's what the Jets have in mind for him.

"He's got some miles on him," Jets running backs coach Anthony Lynn conceded. "So we're going to have to be strategic in how we use him, and when we use him, to keep him fresh so that he can be the explosive guy that I know that he can be."

I don't think there's a ton of shocking information here since Chris Ivory figures to play a prominent role on offense. This is important to note, though. Johnson is quickly approaching the age and the wear that send running backs to the glue factory. It can go overnight for a back. The way to get the most out of Johnson will be to keep him fresh so he doesn't have to pace himself. He'll be able to exert more of himself to maximize results.