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Titans Notes: Run game close to clicking into gear

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Titans see run game close to clicking into gear
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -
Mike Munchak says the Tennessee running game isn't as bad as people think.

Stats don't lie. The Tennessee Titans and the man nicknamed CJ2K can't run the ball.

Since Tennessee gave Chris Johnson his $53 million extension with $30 million guaranteed, the rushing offense has nearly ground to a halt. The Titans rank last in the NFL in yards rushing per game, averaging a measly 51.7 yards through three games.

Munchak said Wednesday one nice run could help the Titans get that feeling back. He says they just have to keep working at it and not worry about the running game because it will start working their way.

Johnson finally feels in football shape after his holdout. He says the Titans must get on the same page together.

Titans sign WR Donnie Avery, place Britt on IR
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -
The Tennessee Titans have placed receiver Kenny Britt on injured reserve and signed Donnie Avery to fill his spot on the roster.

The Titans announced the moves Wednesday just before practice.

Britt tore both his ACL and MCL in his right knee during last week's 17-14 win over Denver. He will need surgery within the next two weeks to repair the damage, but the injury left Tennessee (2-1) with only four receivers. The Titans worked out a handful of receivers Tuesday.

The 5-foot-11 Avery was a second-round pick in 2008 out of Houston by St. Louis. He had 100 catches for 1,263 yards and eight touchdowns but missed the 2010 season after tearing his right ACL against New England on Aug. 26. The Rams cut him Sept. 3.

Titans DE Jones fined $15,000 for hit on Orton
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -
Tennessee defensive end Jason Jones says the NFL has fined him $15,000 for his hit on Denver quarterback Kyle Orton.

Jones said Wednesday he will appeal, hoping to reduce the penalty.

Jones was flagged for unnecessary roughness in last week's 17-14 win over Denver. He had an open path to Orton and hit the quarterback just after Orton threw a pass. But Jones' face mask hit Orton in the head, drawing a 15-yard penalty.

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