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After Practice: David Johnson talks contract

David Johnson spoke after practice, and when he was asked about Steve Wilks saying he wanted him to play "quite a bit more," Johnson smiled. "Probably four plays this time," Johnson said, which would indeed increase his workload 100 percent.

But the subject of Johnson's contract was broached, and the running back reiterated he was going to let his agent handle things. He did say he was "encouraged" that the two sides continue to talk about a potential extension. Johnson is going into the final year of his rookie deal. He acknowledged missing last year with his broken wrist has probably hurt his situation.

"I think that's what it is -- I didn't play," Johnson said. "I didn't play last year. I was hoping my production from my second year and what I did my first year would help out, but the NFL is what have you done for me lately, so hopefully I can prove it once the season starts."

Johnson said he didn't feel any rust Saturday. He obviously played well.

-- Quarterback Sam Bradford got a day off Monday. Steve Wilks already said Bradford would play more this week, but that Josh Rosen would get some work with the first unit.

-- Safety A.J. Howard, who made an interception in the game, was sitting out. Wide receiver Brice Butler also left practice, so we will see if that is anything.

-- In red-zone work, Rosen had a couple of on-the-money throws that should have been touchdowns, but rookie running back Chase Edmonds and rookie tight end Alec Bloom couldn't hang on.

-- There was a brief tussle during a drill between cornerback Bene Benwikere and wide receiver Carlton Agudosi. It was short-lived, but Wilks came across the field to get Agudosi and walk him across into the corner near the locker room, and then made sure Benwikere came over there as well. For a moment, it looked like Wilks might remove them from practice, but instead he seemed to make sure the situation was settled and both players got right back into work.

RB David Johnson
RB David Johnson

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