Risk of Signing Larry Johnson Pays Off for Bengals in Win over Browns

Posted: 29th November 2009 by Dan Parzych in NFL
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The Cincinnati Bengals received some criticism for the signing of running back Larry Johnson after his release from the Kansas City Chiefs a few weeks ago. After Sunday's win over the Cleveland Browns, the Bengals appear to have made the right move. With an improved offensive line, Johnson showed the Bengals why signing him for insurance he was worth the risk after his 107-yard rushing performance against the Browns in Cincinnati's 16-7 win over Cleveland. Johnson was signed by the Bengals as insurance in case running back Cedric Benson's hip injury would keep him out longer than expected. With another player on the roster with a history at being the No. 1 running back, head coach Marvin Lewis felt better about resting Benson for the second-straight week against the Browns. Along with John ...

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