The Larry Johnson signing in Cincinnati got a lot of headlines, but the intent was always for L.J. to be the team’s fourth running back when everyone was healthy.
With Cedric Benson and Bernard Scott at full strength for Saturday’s wild card game, Johnson was among the team’s eight inactives.
Also out for Cincinnati: Fui Vakapuna, Tom Nelson, Darius Hill, Jonathan Luigs, Jerome Simpson, and Orien Harris. Jordan Palmer is the team’s third quarterback.
Nelson was listed as questionable with a knee injury.