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It Was A (Not So) Good Run: Larry Johnson Cut By Kansas City Chiefs


First reported by Mike Florio over at Pro Football Talk, Larry Johnson has been officially released by the Kansas City Chiefs, ending his tumultuous time with the organization. An excerpt from the release by the team, courtesy of PFT:

“The Kansas City Chiefs released RB Larry Johnson on Monday.  In 75 games (55 starts) with Kansas City, Johnson rushed 1,375 times for 5,996 yards (4.4 avg.) with 55 touchdowns.  He also registered 151 receptions for 1,369 yards (9.1 avg.) with six TDs.  He concluded his Chiefs career with 30 100-yard rushing games and also added two 100-yard receiving games.

“Johnson established an NFL single-season record with 416 rushing attempts in 2006 when he set a franchise single-season mark with 1,789 rushing yards.  He originally entered the league as the Chiefs first-round selection (27th overall) in the 2003 NFL Draft out of Penn State.”

The Chiefs sure do speak of him glowingly given that they just dumped his ass. Perhaps they were afraid of initiating a hostile Twitter counterattack.

Best of luck to Larry Johnson and his future NFL playing career. You just know some team will be stupid or arrogant enough to sign him. I’d go with the Raiders with the stupidity angle and the Patriots for the arrogance. But what do I know? I nominated Larry Johnson for the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. I knew it was a long shot, but since I don’t even have a ballot in the damn thing anyway and my nomination was returned to me because I didn’t put a stamp on the envelope, I guess the entire effort was essentially worthless. Kind of like what Larry Johnson’s NFL career should deservedly be right about now.

Chiefs officially cut L.J. [Pro Football Talk]