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Larry Johnson Officially Joins Portis in Redskins Backfield

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It's official. LJ is a Redskin...3-year deal worth a max of $12 million ($3.5 million guaranteed). Most fans will balk at this given his past, but let's take a step back. Like DeAngelo Hall, LJ is from the DC area and has love for the Redskins. From the Bog:

Johnson was born in D.C. and raised in Pomfret Waldorf, and he told Houlon that he was more of an Orioles fan than a Bullets fan as a kid. But yeah, you can probably guess what football team he supported.

"It's funny, the first baby outfit I ever was put in was a Redskins outfit," [Johnson] said. "And that's all we watched, was Redskins and Cowboys in our house, so I grew up a Redskins fan."

Larry did OK in Cincy last year averaging 4.4 yards a carry and with age comes maturity. I personally think LJ will be a good addition when if Portis gets injured and to complement whatever young RB Shanny drafts. It's all part of the plan. If Jim Zorn was the disciplinary then we would all have problems...in short, it's pretty much impossible for me to criticize Shanahan at this point.

Larry Johnson
Career Stats
Season Team Rushing Receiving Fumbles
G GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2009 Cincinnati Bengals 7 0 46 204 4.4 27 0 3 4 1.3 6 0 -- --
2009 Kansas City Chiefs 7 7 132 377 2.9 19 0 12 76 6.3 22 0 2 1
2008 Kansas City Chiefs 12 12 193 874 4.5 65 5 12 74 6.2 20 0 5 1
2007 Kansas City Chiefs 8 8 158 559 3.5 54 3 30 186 6.2 30T 1 1 1
2006 Kansas City Chiefs 16 16 416 1,789 4.3 47 17 41 410 10.0 78 2 2 2
2005 Kansas City Chiefs 16 9 336 1,750 5.2 49T 20 33 343 10.4 36 1 5 4
2004 Kansas City Chiefs 10 3 120 581 4.8 46T 9 22 278 12.6 40 2 -- --
2003 Kansas City Chiefs 6 0 20 85 4.3 15 1 1 2 2.0 2 0 -- --
TOTAL 1,421 6,219 4.4 65 55 154 1,373 8.9 78 6 15 9

Clinton Portis Career Stats
Season Team Rushing Receiving Fumbles
G GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2009 Washington Redskins 8 8 124 494 4.0 78 1 9 57 6.3 10T 1 1 1
2008 Washington Redskins 16 16 342 1,487 4.3 31 9 28 218 7.8 29 0 3 3
2007 Washington Redskins 16 16 325 1,262 3.9 32 11 47 389 8.3 54 0 6 5
2006 Washington Redskins 8 7 127 523 4.1 38T 7 17 170 10.0 74 0 -- --
2005 Washington Redskins 16 16 352 1,516 4.3 47T 11 30 216 7.2 23 0 3 2
2004 Washington Redskins 15 15 343 1,315 3.8 64T 5 40 235 5.9 18 2 5 4
2003 Denver Broncos 13 13 290 1,591 5.5 65T 14 38 314 8.3 72 0 3 1
2002 Denver Broncos 16 12 273 1,508 5.5 59 15 33 364 11.0 66T 2 5 3
TOTAL 2,176 9,696 4.5 78 73 242 1,963 8.1 74 5 26 19