Mr. Johnson Goes To Washington

After visiting with team officials earlier today, former Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson signed a three year contract with the Washington Redskins.

The deal is worth $3.5 million and could reach as much as $12 million total with incentives.

Johnson, a two-time Pro Bowl pick who has run for 6,219 yards and 55 touchdowns in eight NFL seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals, is expected to work with incumbent Redskins running back Clinton Portis.

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan called the 6-foot-1, 230-pound Johnson a “physical runner” and a “great addition to our backfield.”

During his visit to Washington this week, Johnson said he envisioned himself and Portis being for the Redskins what he and Priest Holmes once were for the Chiefs.

Let the games begin.

Just as he did with the Chiefs last offseason, LJ will say all of the right things about playing alongside Clinton Portis.  But we all know that it’s just a matter of time before he spouts off about how he is the best running back on the team or how his father is/was a better coach than Mike Shanahan.

I still am baffled that the Redskins would rather potentially pay Johnson $12 million than Thomas Jones $5 million.

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