The Miami Dolphins have signed former Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson. It’s the second time this year that the veteran has signed on with the Dolphins.
Johnson first landed in Miami on August 23rd as insurance for a backfield lacking depth and carried the ball 12 times for 46 yards, right on course with the type of yardage he was picking up for the Chiefs before the two sides parted ways. The Dolphins cut Johnson less than two weeks after bringing him in but have now had a change of heart.
With this move, there’s a good chance LJ will make his return to Arrowhead this season. The Chiefs and Dolphins meet Week 9 and Johnson’s deal includes a split contract guaranteeing his salary through half the season.
Since he isn’t able to contribute on special teams, Miami clearly feels Johnson can help support a running game with only Reggie Bush and rookie Daniel Thomas as the other capable backs.
Good luck with that.