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2 years ago

Titans RB Javon Ringer suffered a torn MCL on Sunday and is expected to miss the next 4-6 weeks.  Ringer missed the first 3 games with an elbow injury.  He might have started pushing RB Chris Johnson for more carries if he had stayed healthy, but Ringer remains off the fantasy radar for now.  Jamie Harper will be Tennessee's #2 RB while Ringer is out.

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2 years ago

Titans RB Javon Ringer needs hand surgery that will likely end his 2011 season.  He broke the hand during last week's game against the Saints.  Ringer seemed to be pushing for the starting RB job earlier this season, but Chris Johnson picked up his game, while Ringer faded.  He's currently averaging just 3.1 yards per carry on the year.  Jamie Harper will serve as Tennessee's #2 RB in Ringer's absence, but he won't see more than 4 or 5 touches per game.

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3 years ago

Titans HC Mike Munchak is looking to get RB Javon Ringer more carries.  “I have always been a big Javon Ringer fan," Munchak said on Monday.  "I think he runs hard, he is smart, he can play third down for us and is a good blocker. We are very confident when he is in the game."  No... Chris Johnson's role as feature back -- and focal point of Tennessee's offense -- is not in jeopardy.  Ringer will simply act as a change-of-pace to keep CJ2K fresh.  Ringer remains nothing more than a handcuff, while Johnson is still an elite RB1 who will break out within the next couple weeks.

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3 years ago

Titans RB Javon Ringer (hip, back) put in a full week of practice and will make his 2011 debut against the Ravens this weekend.  He'll serve as RB Chris Johnson's primary backup.

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3 years ago

Titans RB Javon Ringer (hip, back) is inactive for today's game against the Jaguars.  RB Jamie Harper will serve as Chris Johnson's backup.  It makes CJ2K an even safer bet for 18+ touches.  Get Johnson in your lineup.

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The Titans have listed RB Javon Ringer (back) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.  He was dealing with a hip injury in August but is now experiencing back spasms.  If he can't go, RB Jamie Harper would serve as Chris Johnson's backup.

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3 years ago

Titans HC Mike Munchak confirmed that RB Javon Ringer (hip) remains on track to be ready for the season opener.  He's been out the past 2 weeks but remains 2nd on the depth chart.  Ringer is still a recommended handcuff for Chris Johnson owners.

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A hip injury kept Titans RB Javon Ringer out of the 3rd preseason game, and he's unlikely to play in the finale either.  He's expected to be ready for Week 1, but rookie RB Jamie Harper is nipping at his heels.  Starting the team's game against the Bears Saturday night, Harper racked up 36 yards and a score on 13 carries.  If RB Chris Johnson misses regular season games, Ringer would step in as Tennessee's primary back.  But Harper would steal enough carries to limit Ringer to RB3 value.

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3 years ago

Titans RB Javon Ringer has missed the past week of practice with a hip injury.  He won't play in the team's 3rd preseason game on Saturday either.  Ringer is locked-in as RB Chris Johnson's primary backup, but this will be a chance for rookie RB Jamie Harper to flash.  He could see time as a change-of-pace back if CJ2K misses games.

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Titans backup RB Javon Ringer is catching the eye of new OC Chris Palmer. “He’s exceeded my expectations,” Palmer said of Ringer. “I was very, very pleased with him. We're going to have to find some plays for him when Chris [Johnson] gets back in here because he's done so well.” Palmer might be trying to send a message to his starter, but Ringer has always possessed the skill-set to succeed. He’s currently nursing a hip injury, but it isn’t severe. He remains ahead of Jamie Harper as CJ2K’s handcuff.

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As RB Chris Johnson's holdout continues, RB Javon Ringer is running with the Titans' 1st-team offense.  “He fits into this offense perfectly,” HC Mike Munchak said. “He hits the hole quick and is great at protections. Smart kid, he’s been here awhile now so obviously we’re comfortable with him. He’s comfortable with us, so it just gets him some opportunity to play with the first group.”  It sounds like Ringer is comfortably ahead of 4th-round rookie Jamie Harper for the team's backup RB job.  Harper would likely see passing-down work if Johnson were to go down, but Ringer would be a much better fantasy play.  He's a must-have handcuff for CJ2K owners.

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4 years ago

Titans HC Jeff Fisher indicated that RB Javon Ringer might start seeing more carries early on in games.  "I’m giving some thought to getting Javon some more carries early in the ballgame because he’s been very effective for us," Fisher said. "We’re switching backs to give (the backs) a break and Javon is making big plays for us."  It's actually good news for RB Chris Johnson, who has already toted the rock 75 times through 3 games.  He'll wear down if that workload continues. Ringer remains a mere handcuff.

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Titans RB Javon Ringer has continued to impress members of the organization throughout the offseason.  "He's an all-around back," RB Coach Kennedy Pola said.  "He's strong because he's got those short legs. He has a strong body and a quick burst and he's explosive in the hole. He's hard to tackle."  QB Vince Young believes Ringer is ready to contribute when called upon.  "Javon is a special back," VY said. "If you notice, he runs low to the ground. He's very balanced. That's one thing I'll give him - he's very, very balanced. He's like a pinball. He just bounces off, bounces off. And he makes plays."  Ringer has emerged as the clear-cut handcuff to RB Chris Johnson.

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Titans RB Javon Ringer has been getting all the 1st-team work at OTAs thanks to RB Chris Johnson's holdout.  And Ringer has taken full advantage of the opportunity.  Heading into his 2nd NFL season, Ringer has shown improvement in all facets.  "I think this has been really good for Javon," OC Mike Heimderdinger said. "Javon had like his redshirt year (as a rookie). He carried the ball a lot of times in college. His running ability is really good. (But) this has been really good for him to learn the passing game, and if there’s one thing Javon was behind on last year, it was the passing game and protection."  We highlighted Ringer in our recent "7 Not-So-Obvious Handcuff" article.  DraftSharks members can check it out by clicking right here.
 

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