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Larry Johnson has a couple of suitors

The man who has played for two NFL teams has two more NFL teams who are interested in his services.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that former Chiefs and Bengals running back Larry Johnson will visit the Redskins tomorrow.

A league source tells us that Johnson is scheduled to visit the Raiders on Sunday.

Johnson was a first-round pick in 2003, and at one point he was one of the best running backs in the league.  The Chiefs dumped him during the 2009 season after imposing a suspension due to a Twitter (or Facebook or one of those other things that make me feel old) assault on coach Todd Haley and a locker-room remark allegedly directed at a reporter.

It’s unclear whether and to what extent Johnson has anything left in the tank.

Some Redskins fans might welcome the addition of Johnson, if for no reason other than to lock Larry Johnson and Clinton Portis in a room and, you know, see what happens.

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33 Responses to “Larry Johnson has a couple of suitors”
  1. dmackerman says: Mar 10, 2010 1:00 PM

    Shanahan has a track record of taking mediocre backs and turning them into stars.
    It’s a shame that LJ isn’t even a mediocre back anymore.

  2. smiley says: Mar 10, 2010 1:01 PM

    Couldn’t hurt to look at em’. Hail!

  3. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Mar 10, 2010 1:01 PM

    Sounds like a ploy by his agent to use the only 2 teams in the NFL that grossly overpay crappy talent as contract leverage to get other teams that he actually wants to play for to pay up. That’s the only possible explanation!

  4. Kevin from Philly says: Mar 10, 2010 1:02 PM

    Hope he doesn’t throw a drink at THESE suitors.

  5. ZimmyMan says: Mar 10, 2010 1:02 PM

    Ok D.C. or Bay area women…..if you see loser Larry in a bar please be sure and ask the management to make him put his spit helmut back on.
    Larry’s already had strike 1 and 2 in terms of altercations with women so it will be really enjoyable to watch him get Strike 3 in somewhere like Oakland.

  6. KC Hymen Bruiser says: Mar 10, 2010 1:04 PM

    Portis puts on a wig and LJ spits in his face

  7. DonTerrelli says: Mar 10, 2010 1:05 PM

    Just what we need in DC, two D-bag RBs

  8. birdmancometh says: Mar 10, 2010 1:07 PM

    Redskins and Raiders. Why does it seem like it’s the same teams doing the same things every year?

  9. Scott P says: Mar 10, 2010 1:07 PM

    How perfect would LJ to the Raiders be. A wasteland for NFL players gets a washed up player.

  10. Maze Solo says: Mar 10, 2010 1:08 PM

    “The man who played for two NFL teams.” Ohhh that man. C’mon Florio you’re better than that…right?

  11. THE OZZ says: Mar 10, 2010 1:08 PM

    Shocking that the Raiders are interested…seriously.

  12. antman111 says: Mar 10, 2010 1:09 PM

    Telling you… Don’t count out LT to the Skins

  13. osackpo98 says: Mar 10, 2010 1:09 PM

    I wonder how long it’s going to take for other teams to realize that a visit to D.C. doesn’t mean you need to pay the player more money?

  14. Greg2010 says: Mar 10, 2010 1:10 PM

    Willie Parker would be a better fit for Washington!

  15. fatalx21 says: Mar 10, 2010 1:11 PM

    comon brownies

  16. mnmaverick says: Mar 10, 2010 1:12 PM

    Our 3rd runnhingback behind AD and LT! :::Kidding:::

  17. j-wil says: Mar 10, 2010 1:12 PM

    The youth movement at Redskin park continues……… Look for Jeff George to visit next week.

  18. dudeustupid says: Mar 10, 2010 1:13 PM

    wow lj the raider…what a story line, just imagine him returning to arrowhead wearin black and silver….wow lol

  19. jb10 says: Mar 10, 2010 1:21 PM

    really? to go with the other 2 that don’t produce on a regular basis. perfect. how much? 8M per season for 5 years sounds about right. $15M signing.
    al davis is more and more puzzling.

  20. akbillsfan says: Mar 10, 2010 1:24 PM

    Oh C’mon FATHER TIME! Get with the now! Facebook and Twitter allow users to speak their minds…with severe consequences.

  21. Yoshe says: Mar 10, 2010 1:26 PM

    Larry Johnson is a bum. Washington and Oakland must be desperate.

  22. Rex Grossman says: Mar 10, 2010 1:41 PM

    Wow that’s so ironic that LJ has played for 2 different teams in his career and now he has 2 different teams that want to sign him. Shit’s crazy!

  23. Big Stretch says: Mar 10, 2010 1:45 PM

    LJ is a head case, but if he’s happy he will probably be productive.

  24. Coach Stram says: Mar 10, 2010 1:52 PM

    I love watching Snyder ef his team up and over year after year.
    Almost as much fun as watching Al Davis do the same.

  25. Cmoney20 says: Mar 10, 2010 1:58 PM

    You people realize you know nothing about football right? Id appreciate it if everyone stopped stating their opinion as fact. Thanks.

  26. Jungle Juice says: Mar 10, 2010 2:02 PM

    Some of you have no idea what you are talking about. Check out his games with the Bengals. He has plenty left – just needs a decent O-line. He even had a 100 yard game and looked great last year.

  27. 1nationraidernation says: Mar 10, 2010 2:05 PM

    I can’t recall if he is a good blocker, because that is what the raiders need most.

  28. My Coke Can says: Mar 10, 2010 2:06 PM

    You all act like skins have already signed him!
    If you knew anything at all you would know that LJ grew up here about 25 miles outside of DC. His father was also a coach at the same high school.

  29. BuckeyeBengal says: Mar 10, 2010 2:16 PM

    Maybe it’s just me, but I thought he actually looked good in the few carries he had as a Bengal. I think he would be successful behind a decent run blocking O-Line if used in a complimentary role.

  30. AllThat says: Mar 10, 2010 2:29 PM

    Cmoney20 says: You people realize you know nothing about football right? Id appreciate it if everyone stopped stating their opinion as fact. Thanks.
    Yeah, he may still be able to play but what we are talking about is his attitude and issues off the field. Spitface!

  31. grimsleeper78 says: Mar 10, 2010 4:22 PM

    Dear Mr. Snyder, Allen and Shannahan,
    To this point in the Free Agency signings I have been impressed, as a die hard Redskins fan, for the first time in years. you haven’t blown a ton of money on any over rated 30+ veterans who will sit plays out. You’ve taken the right approach in rebuilding the O-line. And next months draft looks promising so far. Im confidant you will pick up the right personnel. With that said, please dont let us fans down!! DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT bring LJ to Washington. We don’t want another aging cancerous growth in the locker room. I’m quite sure you will never read this and my pleas will go un-answered. All Im asking is…..Do the right thing!!

  32. nhat says: Mar 10, 2010 4:25 PM

    highly doubt LJ leaves DC with a contract offer seeing as how willie parker and larry foote both left without offers.
    i like this approach by the new regime at redskins park.

  33. Charles says: Mar 10, 2010 6:46 PM

    Look to all you LJ haters! He would be a GREAT fit in DC! He’s a home town guy, He would bring POWER back to our RB spot!

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