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Titans plan to use, monitor Johnson vs Jaguars

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew wishes Chris Johnson had waited another week before reaching his deal without seeing how the three-time Pro Bowler looks after his contract holdout.

Titans offensive coordinator Chris Palmer has seen enough in a couple days to be impressed with Johnson both on the field and his comfort level with his tweaks to Tennessee's offense and a new quarterback.

The big question now is how much will the running back with the $53 million contract extension works Sunday in the season opener at Jacksonville.

The Titans plan to monitor Johnson's carries because the running back worked on his own during his holdout and Wednesday marked Johnson's third practice back with his teammates. Johnson said Wednesday how he feels Sunday will affect how many carries he gets.

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