CJ on hand for start of Titans' offseason program

Chris Johnson says he started working out on his own shortly after the worst season of his career, motivated to bounce back strong.

Tennessee Titans' Chris Johnson celebrates his touchdown against the Buffalo Bills during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Chris Johnson says he started working out on his own shortly after the worst season of his career, motivated to bounce back strong.

He's not ready to make any predictions for 2012 until closer to the season. But he will try to attend most of the Tennessee Titans' offseason workouts.

The running back showed up Monday for the start of the Titans' offseason program. That's a big change from last year when he missed most of the preseason before signing a new contract extension that includes incentives for him to take part in most of the program.

The program also marks the beginning of an open quarterback competition between veteran Matt Hasselbeck and Jake Locker, the eighth pick overall last spring.


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