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Rudi Johnson is key to the run game

The Bengals are open the training camp portion of 2008 this week, the prelude to the regular season opener at Baltimore on Sept. 7. Leading up to Sunday's reporting date at Georgetown College JungleInsider.com will take a look at some of the issues facing the team as it seeks to rebound from last season's 7-9 disappointment. Today: Improving the rushing offense.

The edict went out soon after the Bengals put the finishing touches on the 2007 season. There were many things that Marvin Lewis wanted to see his team do better in the coming year but right at the top of that list was rebuilding the running game. The Bengals averaged a meager 97.3 yards rushing per game last season, the organization's worst showing since 1995. "I take ownership of that...

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