The Washington Redskins have picked up a running back — and made their biggest move since free agency started.
Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the Redskins reached an agreement on a three-year deal with running back Larry Johnson.
Johnson had been scheduled to visit the Oakland Raiders, but he’ll now cancel that trip and head to Washington, where he’ll serve as the backup to Clinton Portis.
Johnson was cut by the Chiefs in the midst of a horrible season in 2009, but he was picked up by the Bengals and played respectably in Cincinnati, carrying 46 times for 204 yards, a 4.4 yards per carry average.
UPDATE: A league source tells PFT’s Mike Florio that Johnson can earn up to $12 million over three years.