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Jordan Howard: 'Trying to be the No. 1 rusher in the league this year'

Jordan Howard: 'Trying to be the No. 1 rusher in the league this year'
Published On: Sat, Jun 17
Jan 1, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard (24) rushes against the Minnesota Vikings in the third quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings win 38-10. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

The future is clear for Jordan Howard.

During the offseason, the Bears running back had PRK eye surgery and says he now has 20/20 vision. The clarity should help him as a receiver and he expects a larger role in the passing game this season. His practice reps are about the same as they were late last season, but there have been more opportunities in check-down situations.

"There's still room to improve," Howard said Tuesday after the first day of minicamp at Halas Hall, "but I definitely feel like I've made a big step up from last year."

Though he was targeted 50 times last season, he had only 29 receptions for 298 yards and one touchdown.

On the ground, Howard was a force, rushing for 1,313yards on 252 carries to finish as the NFL's second-leading rusher behind the Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott with 1,631 yards.

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