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Quick Reads: Roughed-up RBs

Frank Gore and Chris Johnson are off to terrible starts; it may not get a lot better

Originally Published: September 26, 2011
By Vince Verhei | Football Outsiders
Chris Johnson and Frank GoreUS Presswire, AP PhotoChris Johnson and Frank Gore haven't been the bell cow running backs their teams expected.

Both Chris Johnson and Frank Gore staged holdouts during their team's training camps in this abbreviated offseason, and both were rewarded with new contracts. The Tennessee Titans gave Johnson a four-year deal for more than $53 million (including $30 million guaranteed), while Gore signed a three-year, $21 million (more than $13 million guaranteed) extension with the San Francisco 49ers.

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