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Bengals | Work out running backs

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 12:25:13 -0700

The Cincinnati Bengals have worked out free-agent RBs Larry Johnson (Dolphins) and Clinton Portis (Redskins). Portis had previously worked out with the Tennessee Titans, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks.

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Dolphins | Make roster moves

Tue, 20 Sep 2011 16:23:51 -0700

The Miami Dolphins announced Tuesday, Sept. 20, that they have signed free-agent CB Nate Jones (Broncos) and DL Igor Olshansky (Cowboys) and released RB Larry Johnson and TE Dante Rosario in corresponding moves.

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Dolphins | Brian Westbrook works out

Tue, 13 Sep 2011 12:42:13 -0700

The Miami Dolphins worked out free-agent RB Brian Westbrook (49ers) Tuesday, Sept. 13. The Dolphins aren't sure if they want to use RB Larry Johnson as a backup running back.

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Dolphins | Two RBs could see increased roles

Mon, 12 Sep 2011 15:32:46 -0700

Miami Dolphins RBs Larry Johnson and Lex Hilliard could receive bigger roles in the offense in Week 1 because RB Daniel Thomas (hamstring) is not active.

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Dolphins | Daniel Thomas day to day; Larry Johnson is insurance

Thu, 08 Sep 2011 15:14:02 -0700

Updating previous reports, the Miami Dolphins are closely monitoring rookie RB Daniel Thomas (hamstring) after he suffered a hamstring injury Wednesday, Sept. 7. The team re-signed RB Larry Johnson because of Thomas' injury. Thomas is considered day to day right now, and the team is not anywhere close to ruling him out for their Week 1 game against the New England Patriots. The addition of Johnson gives the team an insurance policy incase Thomas is unavailable to play.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Miami Herald - Jeff Darlington

Dolphins | Larry Johnson re-signs

Thu, 08 Sep 2011 09:58:51 -0700

The Miami Dolphins re-signed RB Larry Johnson to an undisclosed deal Thursday, Sept. 8.

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Dolphins | Plan to re-sign Larry Johnson

Thu, 08 Sep 2011 09:54:00 -0700

The Miami Dolphins plan to re-sign free-agent RB Larry Johnson Thursday, Sept. 8, according to a league source.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Dolphins | Larry Johnson released

Sat, 03 Sep 2011 13:54:41 -0700

The Miami Dolphins have released RB Larry Johnson.

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Dolphins | Two RBs may be competing for one spot

Thu, 01 Sep 2011 12:45:26 -0700

Miami Dolphins RB Larry Johnson and Lex Hilliard may be competing for one spot on the final 53-man roster.

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Dolphins | Larry Johnson signed

Tue, 23 Aug 2011 07:49:58 -0700

The Miami Dolphins have signed free-agent RB Larry Johnson (Redskins) after a tryout. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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NFL | Larry Johnson asking for change of venue

Thu, 31 Mar 2011 17:45:54 -0700

Free-agent RB Larry Johnson (Redskins) is asking for a change of venue from Kansas City in the case in which he is being sued by a lady who claims Johnson spit a drink on her in 2008, according to The Kansas City Star's Mark Morris. "If we can't get a change of venue in this case, it is insurmountable," Johnson's lawyer, Jack T. Bangert said. "We want to go anywhere but here."

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Redskins | May need to re-sign a running back

Wed, 06 Oct 2010 02:21:35 -0700

The Washington Redskins could look to re-sign RBs Larry Johnson or Willie Parker, reports Jason Reid, of The Washington Post. The Redskins are thin at running back currently due to a groin injury sidelining RB Clinton Portis.

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Rams | No longer interested in Larry Johnson

Mon, 27 Sep 2010 12:11:33 -0700

The St. Louis Rams are no longer interested in unrestricted free-agent RB Larry Johnson (Redskins), sources told Jim Thomas, of St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Redskins | Larry Johnson released

Tue, 21 Sep 2010 14:58:30 -0700

The Washington Redskins released RB Larry Johnson Tuesday, Sept. 21, according to Redskins.com's Gary Fitzgerald. Johnson had just five carries for two yards in two games.

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Redskins | Clinton Portis and Larry Johnson stepped up

Sat, 04 Sep 2010 07:04:01 -0700

Washington Redskins RBs Clinton Portis and Larry Johnson seemed to separate themselves from the competition as the team's top two running backs, reports Jason Reid, of The Washington Post.

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Redskins | Larry Johnson widening lead?

Sun, 29 Aug 2010 06:20:46 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Larry Johnson may have widened his lead ahead of RB Willie Parker in the race for the team's backup running back duties, reports Jason Reid, of The Washington Post. Johnson rushed for a team-high 42 yards Saturday, Aug. 28, while Parker managed just 16 yards on eight carries.

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Redskins | Willie Parker needs to impress Friday

Thu, 26 Aug 2010 13:17:23 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Willie Parker will be given extended action Friday, Aug. 27, and a good performance could help him pass RB Larry Johnson on the team's depth chart, reports Rich Tandler, of CSNWashington.com. If Parker fails to impress, he will be on the bubble for even making the team's final roster. Not only does he have to impress running the ball, but he also has to impress with his pass protection. Head coach Mike Shanahan said that is an area Parker knows he needs to improve.

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Redskins | Larry Johnson doesn't find much room to run

Sat, 21 Aug 2010 17:02:47 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Larry Johnson wasn't able to get much going Saturday, Aug. 21, against the Baltimore Ravens. He rushed eight times for just four yards during the game.

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Redskins | Larry Johnson says he will start Saturday

Sun, 15 Aug 2010 10:14:43 -0700

Washington Redskins LB Larry Johnson said he will start in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 21, according to CSNWashington.com's Ryan O'Halloran.

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Redskins | Larry Johnson feels he has bounce in his step

Thu, 12 Aug 2010 09:02:12 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Larry Johnson, during an interview on SIRIUS NFL Radio, said he feels like he has some bounce in his step again after shedding some weight during the offseason.

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Redskins | Larry Johnson appears to be in great shape

Wed, 11 Aug 2010 11:21:58 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Larry Johnson looks to be in excellent shape and has been finishing off every run during practice, according to ESPN.com's Matt Mosley. Johnson has also shown a burst during some runs.

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Redskins | Interchangeable running backs?

Sun, 01 Aug 2010 09:44:49 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis has received the most reps with the first-string offense, reports Jason Reid, of The Washington Post. Head coach Mike Shanahan sees Portis and RBs Larry Johnson and Willie Parker as almost interchangeable veteran backs. Johnson and Parker are in the mix for prominent roles with the squad.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Jason Reid

Redskins | Larry Johnson should stick with team

Thu, 29 Jul 2010 13:34:41 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Larry Johnson showed enough during the offseason to likely earn a spot in the team's backfield this season, reports Jason Reid and Rick Maese, of The Washington Post.

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Redskins | Clinton Portis may be third-down back

Mon, 26 Jul 2010 06:38:20 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis may have to serve as the team's third down back in 2010, reports John Keim, of the Washington Examiner. The Redskins do not have a lot of speed at running back, and RBs Larry Johnson and Willie Parker have never filled the third-down role during their careers. Plus, neither back is considered a good blocker. The Redskins could be forced to use Portis as their third down back and spell him with other backs more on first and second down.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Washington Examiner - John Keim

Redskins | Larry Johnson had strong offseason

Sat, 03 Jul 2010 04:22:55 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Larry Johnson looked quick, focused and he hustled on every play during offseason practices, according to Rich Tandler, of CSNWashington.com.

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Redskins | Larry Johnson contract update

Sat, 03 Jul 2010 04:13:59 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Larry Johnson has roughly $9 million in incentives as part of his contract, reports Rich Tandler, of CSNWashington.com.

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Redskins | Larry Johnson fitting in fine

Tue, 01 Jun 2010 04:21:08 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Larry Johnson said his transition thus far with his new team has been just fine, according to Mark Viera, of The Washington Post. Johnson said he's comfortable with the number of carries he has received so far in minicamps and during organized team activities. He also feels comfortable in the team's zone-blocking scheme, even though the system seems to run counter to Johnson's strengths as a thundering, downhill runner. "I think it's definitely still downhill, because we're not actually running sideways," Johnson said. "We're waiting for one or two cuts and we're in there. People know I'm going to run downhill. As long as we stretch, stretch, stretch, and then bring it downhill, there's going to be holes on the backside."

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Redskins | Not concerned about carries for running backs

Wed, 28 Apr 2010 05:42:53 -0700

The Washington Redskins are not concerned with how the carries will be distributed between RBs Clinton Portis, Larry Johnson and Willie Parker this season, reports Zach Berman, of The Washington Post. "That's the least of our concerns right now," running backs coach Bobby Turner said, when asked about dealing with the personalities of the three running backs. "We want them competing and we're still installing, meaning we're still putting in our offense. That's the least of my concerns right now. Once we decide who makes the team and you start game-planning, that's a different a deal. But that's so far down the line." Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan added, "It's very rare that you have just one back and that one back plays in all 16 games. So to have three backs is going to make all three of them better. It's a matter of time, but all three of them will help us."

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Redskins | Shanahan sees top three RBs on final roster

Tue, 06 Apr 2010 12:54:12 -0700

Ryan O'Halloran, of CSNWashington.com, reports Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said he sees RBs Clinton Portis, Larry Johnson and Willie Parker being on the Week 1 roster.

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Redskins | Three to compete for starting RB job

Fri, 02 Apr 2010 12:14:34 -0700

Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports Washington Redskins RBs Clinton Portis, Larry Johnson and Willie Parker will compete for the starting running back job.

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Redskins | Johnson expects RBs will complement each other

Thu, 01 Apr 2010 11:36:42 -0700

Rick Maese, of The Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins RB Larry Johnson said he believes he will complement RB Clinton Portis and Portis will complement him. "We kind of complement each other. ...It's never, 'Oh, I'm coming here to take your spot.' It's never been no kind of feel like that," Johnson said.

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Redskins | L. Johnson misses workout Thursday

Thu, 25 Mar 2010 18:49:18 -0700

Jason Reid, of The Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins RB Larry Johnson missed the team's voluntary workout Thursday, March 25, because of a doctor's appointment, according to his agent, Peter Schaffer.

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Redskins | Shanahan comfortable L. Johnson's past won't be an issue

Wed, 17 Mar 2010 17:31:21 -0700

Jason Reid, of The Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan is comfortable that RB Larry Johnson's past won't be an issue. Shanahan said, 'Well, first of all, there's a lot of thought that goes into it, before you make those decisions. And I feel very good about Larry, what he brings to the table. Obviously, I've done some research on him. I've talked to a number of people about him before we actually [brought] him in. Now, I'm actually looking forward to him competing at that position. But I can assure you that a lot of thought, a lot of study, goes into checking somebody's background and talking to a number of different people before it's actually done."

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Redskins | Vermeil thinks L. Johnson will earn starting nod

Wed, 17 Mar 2010 08:33:06 -0700

Rick Maese, of The Washington Post, reports former NFL head coach Dick Vermeil said he believes Washington Redskins RB Larry Johnson will beat out RB Clinton Portis for the team's starting running back spot. "He will take over the running back position," Vermeil said. "That's what I think. He'll push that guy right out of a job. Larry Johnson will work all week - he'll work Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday - and he'll make you start him on Sundays."

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Redskins | Johnson adds strong runner to backfield

Fri, 12 Mar 2010 17:12:35 -0800

Jason Reid, of The Washington Post, reports newly added Washington Redskins RB Larry Johnson is expected to give the Redskins a strong runner in the backfield to compliment starter Clinton Portis. "We are excited to bring in a running back that has had so much success in this league," coach Mike Shanahan said. "Larry is a physical runner who will be a great addition to our backfield." Johnson's last 1,000-yard season was 2006, when he rushed for a career-high 1,789 yards and 17 touchdowns.

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Redskins | L. Johnson contract update

Fri, 12 Mar 2010 14:58:19 -0800

Updating a previous report, Jason La Canfora, of the NFL Network, reports Washington Redskins RB Larry Johnson's three-year contract is worth as much as $12 million.

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Redskins | L. Johnson agrees to terms

Fri, 12 Mar 2010 14:28:50 -0800

Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the Washington Redskins have agreed to terms with unrestricted free-agent RB Larry Johnson (Bengals) on a three-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Raiders | L. Johnson to visit soon

Wed, 10 Mar 2010 10:02:08 -0800

Jason La Canfora, of the NFL Network, reports free-agent RB Larry Johnson (Bengals) will also meet with the Oakland Raiders this week.

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Redskins | L. Johnson to visit Thursday

Wed, 10 Mar 2010 09:47:07 -0800

Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the Washington Redskins will host free-agent RB Larry Johnson (Bengals) Thursday, March 11.

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Bengals | Not expected to re-sign L. Johnson

Wed, 27 Jan 2010 14:01:59 -0800

Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports the Cincinnati Bengals are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent RB Larry Johnson during the offseason.

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Bengals | Week 18 Inactives

Sat, 09 Jan 2010 12:12:36 -0800

The Cincinnati Bengals have declared TE Darius Hill, FB Fui Vakapuna, WR Jerome Simpson, C Jonathan Luigs, QB Jordan Palmer, RB Larry Johnson, DL Orien Harris, SS Tom Nelson inactive for Week 18.

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Bengals | L. Johnson probable for Wild Card game

Fri, 08 Jan 2010 09:50:07 -0800

Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Larry Johnson (knee) is listed as probable for the team's Wild Card playoff game.

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Bengals | Three players limited Thursday

Thu, 07 Jan 2010 11:12:11 -0800

Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Larry Johnson (knee), DT Tank Johnson (foot) and SS Tom Nelson (knee) were limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 7.

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Bengals | Six players limited Wednesday

Wed, 06 Jan 2010 13:10:54 -0800

Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Larry Johnson (knee), DE Robert Geathers (knee), DT Tank Johnson (foot), DT Shaun Smith (ankle), FS Chris Crocker (ankle) and SS Tom Nelson (knee) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 6.

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Bengals | Would like to see a little more L. Johnson

Mon, 14 Dec 2009 23:46:12 -0800

Joe Reedy, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Larry Johnson played three series Week 14 and had just three carries in the game. Head coach Marvin Lewis said he would like to give Johnson more playing time, mostly to keep RB Cedric Benson fresh if they get to the playoffs.

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Bengals | LJ and Benson to share workload

Sun, 13 Dec 2009 08:40:22 -0800

Steve Wyche, of NFL Network, reports Cincinnati Bengals RBs Cedric Benson and Larry Johnson will share carries in effort to keep Benson fresh for the playoffs, starting this week.

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners should keep Benson in their lineups, but he is no better than a low-end No. 3 against a stout Vikings' run defense. Johnson is no more than a risky flex option.

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Bengals | Could dress four running backs in Week 13

Tue, 01 Dec 2009 07:19:33 -0800

Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports the Cincinnati Bengals could dress four running backs in Week 13, depending on the availability of RB Bernard Scott (toe). RBs Cedric Benson (hip), RB Larry Johnson and RB Brian Leonard would likely be the other backs to dress.

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Bengals | L. Johnson tops 100-yard mark Week 12

Sun, 29 Nov 2009 13:29:15 -0800

The Associated Press reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Larry Johnson rushed for 107 yards on 22 carries in Week 12.

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Bengals | Lewis believes L. Johnson can be a factor

Sat, 28 Nov 2009 08:28:32 -0800

Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said he feels RB Larry Johnson can be a factor in the team's offense. "I think Larry could make a great impact," Lewis said. When asked if Johnson has surprised him in his six practices with the team, Lewis replied, "He's much quicker to the hole. He has quicker burst. He's more impressive in person than he was having to coach against him when I was very impressed."

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Bengals | Benson does rehab work Thursday

Thu, 26 Nov 2009 11:08:05 -0800

Joe Reedy, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals RB Cedric Benson (hip) did do rehab work on a side field Thursday, Nov. 26, but he is doubtful for Week 12. RB Larry Johnson is expected to see more carries if Benson sits out.

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