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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2010, file photo, Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson carries the ball against the Carolina Panthers during a preseason NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. The tattoos on Chris Johnson's body, starting with wings just above his collarbone, remind the world that the Titans' running back is the NFL's most recent member of the rare club of 2,000-yard rushers. The Offensive Player of the Year is back with even bigger goals. (AP Photo/Rusty Burroughs, File)
Photo by: Rusty Burroughs
FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2010, file photo, Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson carries the ball against the Carolina Panthers during a preseason NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. The tattoos on Chris Johnson's body, starting with wings just above his collarbone, remind the world that the Titans' running back is the NFL's most recent member of the rare club of 2,000-yard rushers. The Offensive Player of the Year is back with even bigger goals. (AP Photo/Rusty Burroughs, File)

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