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Bengals | Two running backs on verge of milestones

Sun, 15 Dec 2013 01:45:05 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals RBs Benjarvus Green-Ellis and Giovani Bernard are the first Bengals duo to run for over 600 yards each since 1988, when Ickey Woods and James Brooks helped power Cincinnati to its second Super Bowl. Only once since 1992 have the Bengals had two backs with 160 carries or more in a season, but Green-Ellis and Bernard are on pace to join Kenny Watson and Rudi Johnson as the second duo to accomplish it. In 2007, Watson had 178 carries to Johnson's 170.

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Lions | R. Johnson does not think team will be competitive soon

Thu, 05 Mar 2009 12:36:40 -0800

Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports unrestricted free-agent RB Rudi Johnson (Lions) said during a radio interview that he believes the Detroit Lions are years away from competing.

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Saints | Payton says no interest in R. Johnson

Wed, 04 Mar 2009 12:52:18 -0800

Brian Allee-Walsh, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said the team is not interested in unrestricted free-agent RB Rudi Johnson (Lions).

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Lions | R. Johnson inactive for Week 17

Sun, 28 Dec 2008 06:33:14 -0800

DetroitLions.com reports Detroit Lions RB Rudi Johnson (knee) has been declared inactive for Week 17.

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Lions | R. Johnson probable for Week 12

Fri, 21 Nov 2008 11:04:23 -0800

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions RB Rudi Johnson (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 21. He is listed as probable for the team's Week 12 game and is expected to play.

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Lions | R. Johnson limited Thursday

Thu, 20 Nov 2008 14:40:24 -0800

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions RB Rudi Johnson (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 20, but is expected to play in Week 12. Head coach Rod Marinelli said Johnson's injury is not serious.

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Lions | R. Johnson misses practice Wednesday

Wed, 19 Nov 2008 11:51:54 -0800

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions RB Rudi Johnson (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19. He is expected to play in the team's Week 12 game.

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Lions | R. Johnson should play in Week 12

Mon, 17 Nov 2008 09:11:42 -0800

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions RB Rudi Johnson (knee) will be evaluated Wednesday, Nov. 19, after suffering a knee injury. Head coach Rod Marinelli said Johnson may not be able to fully practice Wednesday but should be able to play in the team's Week 12 game.

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Lions | R. Johnson does not see ball much in Week 10

Mon, 10 Nov 2008 08:19:01 -0800

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions RB Rudi Johnson only had two carries in the team's Week 10 game.

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Lions | K. Smith carries most of the load rushing in Week 5

Mon, 06 Oct 2008 13:18:28 -0700

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions RB Kevin Smith started in Week 5 despite other players and the coaches speaking as if the team had switched to RB Rudi Johnson as the starter. Smith ended the game with more carries than Johnson.

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Lions | Colletto looking for 50-50 split for Johnson and Smith

Thu, 02 Oct 2008 11:35:33 -0700

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of The Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Jim Colletto said RB Rudi Johnson will start in the team's Week 5 game, but ideally Johnson would split carries evenly with RB Kevin Smith during the game. Colletto decides who starts the game, while running backs coach Sam Gash handles the in-game substitutions.

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Lions | R. Johnson will start Week 5

Tue, 30 Sep 2008 09:29:37 -0700

John Niyo, of The Detroit News, reports Detroit Lions RB Rudi Johnson will start the team's Week 5 game against the Chicago Bears.

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Lions | Smith no longer the starter

Tue, 30 Sep 2008 09:23:53 -0700

John Niyo, of The Detroit News, reports Detroit Lions RB Kevin Smith has been removed as the team's starting running back. Smith said he was told by running backs coach Sam Gash Monday, Sept. 29, that RB Rudi Johnson will start the team's Week 5 game.

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Lions | Team could go with hot hand at RB Week 5

Mon, 29 Sep 2008 17:52:11 -0700

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions RB Rudi Johnson got hot Week 3 and the team ran with him instead of RB Kevin Smith, who started the game. Head coach Rod Marinelli said Monday, Sept. 29, that Johnson and Smith were competing and the Lions could go with the hot hand Week 5.

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Lions | Johnson productive Week 3

Sun, 21 Sep 2008 16:43:42 -0700

The Associated Press reports Detroit Lions RB Rudi Johnson rushed for 83 yards on 14 carries in the team's Week 3 game. He also caught three passes for 48 yards and one touchdown in the game.

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Lions | Johnson to play more Week 3

Thu, 18 Sep 2008 14:36:36 -0700

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Jim Colletto said RB Rudi Johnson will play more Week 3.

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Lions | R. Johnson active

Sun, 07 Sep 2008 09:03:42 -0700

Michael Fabiano, of NFL.com, reports Detroit Lions RB Rudi Johnson (hamstring) is active for Week 1 and will see backup carries behind starting RB Kevin Smith.

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NFL | Bell believes career in jeopardy

Fri, 05 Sep 2008 09:42:42 -0700

Kevin Seifert, of ESPN.com, reports free-agent RB Tatum Bell (Lions) feels his NFL career could be in jeopardy because he is perceived as a thief around the league. Bell said he unknowingly took the bags of Detroit Lions RB Rudi Johnson from the team's practice facility earlier this week. "I'm very, very concerned that this is my career here," Bell said. "The teams that were interested before, they've already got players for that role now. And as long as it's out there that I'm a thief, it's going to be hard. I guess I need to go to Plan B, which is just to find a way to take care of my family."

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NFL | Bell unaware bags belonged to R. Johnson

Fri, 05 Sep 2008 09:34:37 -0700

Kevin Seifert, of ESPN.com, reports free-agent RB Tatum Bell (Lions) said he thought the bags he took from the Detroit Lions practice facility belonged to free-agent DL Victor DeGrate (Lions) and not RB Rudi Johnson. According to Bell, DeGrate asked Bell to pick up his bags from the facility and bring them to a female acquaintance. "I want to defend myself," Bell said, "but every time I do, it's like I'm throwing Victor under the bus and I don't want to do that. So I'm almost like, 'I've got to stop bringing his name into it.' But that's what happened. I'm not lying. And right now, everyone's putting it out there that I'm a thief. They're acting like I got released, and I was mad, so I took the bags of the guy they brought in behind me. But it's not true, and that's what's hurting me so much right now. I woke up this morning and I pretty much don't know what to do about it anymore. It's frustrating."

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Lions | Colletto unsure of how many carries for Johnson

Thu, 04 Sep 2008 12:58:22 -0700

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Jim Colletto said he is not sure how many carries RB Rudi Johnson will get on average once he gets comfortable with the offense. "I don't know," Colletto said. "I kind of play that by feel, so to speak. But he's going to play."

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Lions | Johnson says Bell stole his bags

Wed, 03 Sep 2008 12:24:01 -0700

The Associated Press reports Detroit Lions RB Rudi Johnson said free-agent RB Tatum Bell (Lions) stole his luggage from the Lions' practice facility. Johnson said surveillance cameras showed Bell taking the bags. Johnson received the empty bags back Tuesday, Sept. 2, but he is still missing $200, his ID, credit cards and clothes. Johnson said he talked to Bell and does not plan to involve the police in the matter.

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Lions | Johnson expects to play Week 1

Tue, 02 Sep 2008 17:35:58 -0700

Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports Detroit Lions RB Rudi Johnson said he expects to play Week 1.

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Lions | R. Johnson contract update

Tue, 02 Sep 2008 07:12:40 -0700

Updating a previous item, the Detroit Lions announced Tuesday, Sept. 2, that they have signed free-agent RB Rudi Johnson (Bengals) to a one-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Lions | R. Johnson signed

Mon, 01 Sep 2008 16:07:40 -0700

John Clayton, of ESPN, reports the Detroit Lions have signed free-agent RB Rudi Johnson (Bengals). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Lions | R. Johnson to visit team

Mon, 01 Sep 2008 09:50:18 -0700

ESPNews reports free-agent RB Rudi Johnson (Bengals) is visiting with the Detroit Lions.

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Texans | Rudi a possibility?

Sun, 31 Aug 2008 11:50:00 -0700

ESPN's John Clayton reports the Houston Texans could be a possible landing spot for free-agent RB Rudi Johnson (Bengals).

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Broncos | Rudi a possibility?

Sun, 31 Aug 2008 11:49:28 -0700

ESPN's John Clayton reports the Denver Broncos could be a possible landing spot for free-agent RB Rudi Johnson (Bengals).

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Bengals | R. Johnson released

Sat, 30 Aug 2008 11:59:24 -0700

Bengals.com reports the Cincinnati Bengals have released RB Rudi Johnson, according to his agent.

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Bengals | R. Johnson doesn't get a carry Thursday

Thu, 28 Aug 2008 23:52:36 -0700

The Associated Press reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Rudi Johnson did not get a carry in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

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Bengals | Lewis says trade talk surrounding R. Johnson a rumor

Tue, 26 Aug 2008 19:10:22 -0700

Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said trade talk surrounding RB Rudi Johnson is a rumor. Johnson said Tuesday, Aug. 26, he would not be surprised if he is traded.

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Bengals | R. Johnson has chance to earn starting job Thursday

Tue, 26 Aug 2008 19:08:11 -0700

Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said Tuesday, Aug. 26, that RB Rudi Johnson could earn the starting running back spot by showing "he's a better ballplayer" than RB Chris Perry during the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28.

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Bengals | Team shopping R. Johnson

Mon, 25 Aug 2008 18:21:40 -0700

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports the Cincinnati Bengals are shopping RB Rudi Johnson for a "legitimate" wide receiver.

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Bengals | R. Johnson practices Monday

Mon, 25 Aug 2008 14:51:44 -0700

Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Rudi Johnson (hamstring) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 25, He said he will play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

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Bengals | R. Johnson sits out Saturday

Sun, 24 Aug 2008 14:07:40 -0700

Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Rudi Johnson (hamstring) sat out the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23.

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Bengals | R. Johnson says he will play in preseason finale

Fri, 22 Aug 2008 11:43:38 -0700

Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Rudi Johnson (hamstring) said he will play in the team's final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28.

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Bengals | R. Johnson unlikely to play Saturday

Fri, 22 Aug 2008 09:31:35 -0700

Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Rudi Johnson (hamstring) is unlikely to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23.

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Bengals | R. Johnson misses practice Wednesday

Wed, 20 Aug 2008 16:15:36 -0700

Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Rudi Johnson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 20.

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Bengals | R. Johnson misses practice Tuesday

Tue, 19 Aug 2008 18:12:58 -0700

Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Rudi Johnson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 19.

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Bengals | R. Johnson misses game

Sun, 17 Aug 2008 21:33:36 -0700

ESPN.com reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Rudi Johnson (hamstring) did not play in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 17. He was slowed by hamstring problems last season and has now missed two preseason games due to a sore hamstring.

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Bengals | Team to use RB-by-committee approach

Sun, 17 Aug 2008 12:47:05 -0700

Chick Ludwig, of the Dayton Daily News, reports the Cincinnati Bengals will use a running back-by-committee approach in 2008. RBs Rudi Johnson, Chris Perry and Kenny Watson will all share snaps.

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Bengals | R. Johnson likely will play in preseason game Sunday

Thu, 14 Aug 2008 13:32:13 -0700

Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said RB Rudi Johnson (hamstring) likely will play in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 17.

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Bengals | R. Johnson planning to play Sunday

Wed, 13 Aug 2008 18:10:33 -0700

The NFL Network reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Rudi Johnson (hamstring) is planning to play in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 17.

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Bengals | R. Johnson won't play Monday

Mon, 11 Aug 2008 09:16:04 -0700

Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Rudi Johnson (hamstring) will not play in the team's preseason opener Monday, Aug. 11.

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Bengals | R. Johnson resting hamstring

Thu, 07 Aug 2008 15:02:45 -0700

Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Rudi Johnson (hamstring) is resting a sore hamstring for the second consecutive week.

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Bengals | R. Johnson does not participate

Tue, 05 Aug 2008 14:05:47 -0700

Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Rudi Johnson (undisclosed) did not participate in the team's practice Tuesday, Aug. 5.

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Bengals | R. Johnson remains out

Mon, 04 Aug 2008 10:14:29 -0700

Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Rudi Johnson (rest) did not practice Monday, Aug. 4.

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Bengals | R. Johnson rides bike Friday

Fri, 01 Aug 2008 09:41:20 -0700

Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Rudi Johnson (rest) rode an exercise bike on the sideline during the team's practice Friday, Aug. 1.

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Bengals | R. Johnson bigger than last season

Wed, 30 Jul 2008 16:20:22 -0700

Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Rudi Johnson reported to camp at 230 pounds, up from 212 pounds last season, and his body fat percentage has gone down. Johnson said he can feel a difference from last year. "More power in the legs. I feel stronger getting in and out of my cuts. I can feel it every time I cut. It's just there," Johnson said.

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Bengals | R. Johnson looked sharp at minicamp

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 09:43:18 -0700

Carlos Holmes, of the Dayton Daily News, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Rudi Johnson looked sleek, smooth and showed good speed during the team's mandatory minicamp last weekend.

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Bengals | R. Johnson practicing Wednesday

Wed, 28 May 2008 09:34:01 -0700

Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Rudi Johnson is present at the team's offseason practice Wednesday, May 28.

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