Tuesday bullets: Johnson sets sights on new heights

A quick look at some of the stories on the radar on Tuesday:

  • Chris Johnson insists 2,500 yards is realistic, writes Jim Wyatt.
  • Anthony Gonzalez isn’t sure about his role with the Colts, and also isn’t sure he was given an opportunity to win his starting job back, writes Mike Chappell.
  • Ravens RT Jared Gaither is still unsure when he’ll be able to return to practice, writes Edward Lee.
  • The Dolphins started preparing for the regular-season opener without LT Jake Long, who sat out practice Monday with a left knee injury, writes Omar Kelly.
  • Falcons CB Dunta Robinson would rather see Charlie Batch under center than Dennis Dixon when he faces the Steelers on Sunday.
  • Bears coach Lovie Smith and GM Jerry Angelo remain confident in the team’s offensive line, writes Sean Jensen.
  • Browns coach Eric Mangini expects Jerome Harrison to seize the opportunity as the Browns’ No. 1 back.
  • The departure of Patrick Crayton opens the door for Kevin Ogletree, writes Charean Williams.
  • Brandon Jacobs is happy with his role for the Giants after all, despite comments last week that suggested he wasn’t, writes Mike Garafolo.
  • Fred Jackson practiced on Monday and looks likely to play in the season opener, writes Chris Brown.
  • The burden will fall on Rashard Mendenhall in Pittsburgh this season, writes Ron Cook.
  • Michael Bush returned to practice on Monday, but his status for the Raiders is still uncertain, writes Steve Corkran.
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