Monday, November 9, 2009

Chiefs release Larry Johnson

Posted by on Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 9:41 AM

click to enlarge Larry Johnson is gone.
  • Larry Johnson is gone.

Guess the days of Larry Johnson cashing fat checks are close to over.

The Chiefs just released him.

Here's the official statement:

The Kansas City Chiefs released RB Larry Johnson on Monday. In 75 games (55 starts) with Kansas City, Johnson rushed 1,375 times for 5,996 yards (4.4 avg.) with 55 touchdowns. He also registered 151 receptions for 1,369 yards (9.1 avg.) with six TDs. He concluded his Chiefs career with 30 100-yard rushing games and also added two 100-yard receiving games.

Johnson established an NFL single-season record with 416 rushing attempts in 2006 when he set a franchise single-season mark with 1,789 rushing yards. He originally entered the league as the Chiefs first-round selection (27th overall) in the 2003 NFL Draft out of Penn State.

Looks like the Chiefs heard the fan's pleas to not let LJ become the team's all-time leading rusher.

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