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08-23-2011, 08:43 PM #1
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Larry Johnson signs with Dolphins
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Veteran running back Larry Johnson signed with the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday after sitting out most of last season.
Johnson gained 2 yards on five carries in two games before he was released by the Washington Redskins last September. He has career rushing totals of 6,221 yards and 55 scores, but has played in just 16 games in the past three seasons.
With the addition of the 31-year-old Johnson, the Dolphins hope to improve their depth behind Reggie Bush and rookie Daniel Thomas. The team waived running back Kory Sheets, who missed all of last season with an Achilles tendon injury.
In 2009 Johnson was released by the Kansas City Chiefs in November and finished the year with Cincinnati.
His time in Kansas City was marred by off-field problems, including two suspensions in his final 12 months with the team. The Chiefs released him after he posted a gay slur on his Twitter account and questioned the competence of coach Todd Haley.
After playing in seven games as a reserve in Cincinnati, Johnson signed a three-year, incentive-laden contract with Washington in March 2010 in hopes of reviving his career. His best years were 2005-06 with the Chiefs, when he had consecutive 1,750-yard seasons and ran for a total of 37 touchdowns.