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Larry Johnson released by Dolphins

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Larry Johnson is out of the NFL once again.

The Dolphins released Johnson, just two days after rookie Daniel Thomas looked healthy and effective against the Texans.

Johnson was signed by Miami before Week One because Thomas was banged up.  Miami doesn’t have to pay the rest of his base salary because he used the one-time termination pay benefit after being cut by Chiefs back in 2009.

Johnson had two yards rushing this season on one carry.  That matches his rushing total from a year ago in Washington.

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18 Responses to “Larry Johnson released by Dolphins”
  1. aldavisisthenfl says: Sep 20, 2011 4:12 PM

    I guess it’s time to put the diaper back on…………

  2. fatediesel says: Sep 20, 2011 4:25 PM

    A story in your morning links today said Johnson’s salary is guaranteed, although the writer assumed it was a split deal and I have no clue what that means.

  3. Soulman45 says: Sep 20, 2011 4:26 PM

    It might be time to give it up.
    I wish you well.

  4. robcypher says: Sep 20, 2011 4:33 PM

    Maybe KC will sign him to a one-day contract this year or next year, then let him retire as a Chief. That would be the decent thing to do.

  5. orakpownd says: Sep 20, 2011 4:39 PM

    Sorry LJ…time to open a car dealership.

  6. cardiovascularendurance says: Sep 20, 2011 4:42 PM

    Good riddance.

  7. fissels says: Sep 20, 2011 4:45 PM

    Larry should have been more humble back in his days as a Chief. He must be humble now….

  8. ICDogg says: Sep 20, 2011 4:57 PM

    He is being replaced by grandmama.

  9. cdngatorfan says: Sep 20, 2011 5:02 PM

    Ok, so now Ireland has a little “addition by subtraction” by releasing Larry Johnson, his salary, and his roster spot.

    Can we PLEEEEEASE not exercise subtraction by addition of some other washed up old timer by claiming he adds “veteran leadership” to this team.

    I love this team and truly hope that for the fans and players alike, Jeff Ireland takes his “inner Wannstedt” talent evaluating skills to another team next year. I can’t bare to sit through another draft watching yet another Linebacker shopping spree that still fails to stop the run.

    The fans and present Dolphin players that bust their a$$es for a win deserve more.

  10. whodad4 says: Sep 20, 2011 5:03 PM

    Sad to see an athlete fall off so fast. I think his off the field issues are also part of the decisions on teams not to sign as well.

  11. joetoronto says: Sep 20, 2011 5:21 PM

    I don’t find it sad at all. Hell, screw Larry Johnson and his attitude.

  12. phinfan says: Sep 20, 2011 5:25 PM

    this coming and going of dolphin players is spinning my head.

  13. kingdm8 says: Sep 20, 2011 5:41 PM

    Good riddance, punk.

  14. theharshestreality says: Sep 20, 2011 5:44 PM

    Two yards rushing both this year and last…a very, very consistent player.

  15. readysethike says: Sep 20, 2011 5:52 PM

    put a fork in him, he’s done

  16. 6thsense79 says: Sep 20, 2011 6:50 PM

    This makes what Ladanian Tomlinson is doing in the 2nd phase of his career even more impressive. He’s providing significant contribution to a Super Bowl contender at age 32. Most running backs with as much mileage as Tomlinson are out the league much less contributing siginificant minutes on a Super Bowl contender. In fact….he may be the most important running back on the Jets…(I’m thoroughly unimpressed with Shonn Green and don’t see what all the hype is around him. For the past two fantasy football draft seasons I’ve been a part of he’s been treated like he’s a good back and I haven’t seen anything on the field that would lead me to believe that.)

  17. jacksaysfu says: Sep 20, 2011 6:55 PM

    Why was he signed instead of Westbrook in the first place ??

  18. perry1977 says: Sep 20, 2011 7:36 PM

    Farewell, LJ. Thank you for tackling Polamalu by his hair–that was hilarious.

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