Thursday morning David Johnson entered the Arizona Cardinals’ media room flashing his usual warm, inviting smile. But time he wasn’t wearing a cast or any sort of protective gear on his wrist following an injury which cost him nearly the entire 2017 season.
He’s fully healthy now and itching to get back on the field for OTA’s.
“I’ve been benching, I’ve been doing push ups,” Johnson said to the assembled media in Tempe. “I’m very motivated.”
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The injury occurred in Week 1 in Detroit when DJ’s wrist was pinned under a Lions’ helmet. It turned out to be a prelude to an injury-riddled season for the Bird Gang who failed to make the playoffs for the second-consecutive year.
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He said it was most insightful studying the different schemes from the NFC West teams who the Cardinals play twice a year. More specifically, how they disguise blitz packages and coverages.
Johnson, who donned the cover of Sports Illustrated last August, rushed for 1,239 yards and 16 touchdowns and caught 80 balls for 879 yards and four scores during his Pro Bowl 2016 season.