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Cardinals' Johnson reiterates he's ready for 30 touches per game


Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson emerged as arguably the NFL's greatest all-around threat in 2016, and he has every intention of tormenting defenders once again this fall.

Johnson reiterated his belief that he's ready for 30 touches per game, a notion that ought to give defensive coordinators nightmares.

"I feel like there's room for me to definitely carry more," Johnson said Sunday on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio. "I think the biggest thing is me learning and getting better and improving. So I feel like I can definitely get that 30 touches, not all rushing obviously, 30 touches per game.

"I feel like I definitely have the ability to do that just because I'm a young guy still in my first contract, feeling great - knee's 100 percent, no problems - and I'm ready to go."

Johnson rushed for 1,239 yards and 16 touchdowns last year, adding 80 receptions for 879 yards and four more scores, earning Pro Bowl and first-team All-Pro honors. The 25-year-old operated as the central pillar of the Cardinals' offense and will be given every opportunity to dominate again in 2017.

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