Larry Johnson Signed by Bengals for Stretch Run

Posted: 17th November 2009 by Eric Ball in NFL
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The "redeemer" strikes again. The Cincinnati Bengals have signed former Kansas City RB Larry Johnson, according to ESPN's John Clayton. After being released by the Kansas City Chiefs two weeks ago, Johnson was left jobless. He cleared waivers, meaning every team had a chance to grab him and all declined. From leading rusher to leading a rush to the unemployment line: a humbling experience for a guy that needed just that. Bengals owner Mike Brown has been nicknamed the "redeemer" in Cincinnati for giving troubled players a second chance (or fifth, for Chris Henry) to be an NFL player. The theory is that a lot of these players have plenty of talent left in them, plus they are as cheap as can be. Johnson's contract is prorated for the league minimum for the rest of the year. Not bad for a gu ...

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