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Chris Johnson said he will likely be held out of the upcoming OTAs (Darcy, May 22).

Johnson said he will continue to rehab his knee.

In April, Johnson said his knee, on which he had surgery to repair a torn meniscus, is healthy and he’s close to resuming football activities. He shot down any rumors of arthritis in his knee (TJB, April 17).

He previously said he believes he’ll be ready for the start of training camp.

When it comes to practice, Rex Ryan has always been cautious with his veteran players who expect to see significant playing time.  Right now there's no rush to get Chris Johnson onto the field with actual football games that matter just under four months away.  Still, it is something to monitor closely over the course of training camp as we saw last year with Chris Ivory.  His slow start put more pressure on the rest of the offense.  Of course, this offense should have much more talent on it than last year's team did and so the impact of one player will likely lessen the impact of the group as a whole.

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