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Miami Dolphins Sign…Wait For It….Larry Johnson

My last article, published about two minutes ago ended with the words, “Stay tuned”.  Apparently that meant for the length of a commercial break.

Apparently the Miami Dolphins like some of these older vets that are on the downside of their careers.  They kicked the tires of Tiki Barber a few weeks ago and worked out Clinton Portis yesterday.  Today they announced that they have signed former Chief and Redskin runner Larry Johnson.

Johnson carried the ball 5 times last season for 2 yards.  He appeared in only two games for the Skins’.  Johnson has had on-field issues with teammates and coaches over his career.  He is 31 years old and will compete for playing time with Lex Hilliard.

Last Friday night the Dolphins failed on three consecutive first and goal attempts from the one to punch the ball into the endzone.

Topics: Clinton Portis, Larry Johnson, Miami Dolphins

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  • fins4ever

    Wake me up when they sign a TE or FS.

  • phinfandan

    I read on another blog people saying that we should have kept Ronnie. I agree with it, but the problem is that Ronnie wanted to be the #1 guy and probably get paid more than they offered Johnson. Let’s see how it plays out, because if history tells us anything, Johnson will spit or bitch slap his way out of the locker room.

    I can see their concern with RB after we could not punch through the line 3 times. Why not just use Polite? But Fins4ever is right, we really need a TE more than a RB. Go Dolphins!

  • Lespaul

    Need both…TE is a must right now. Fassano didn’t inspire last game except for one easy catch and run on a blown coverage. Larry Johnson??? Jeez its gonna be a long season.

  • fins4ever

    @phinfandan Yes Dan, but I understand the signing. You upgrade when the opportunity presents itself. I am puzzled about the TE position. To my knowledge they have not expressed interest in any of the FA’s that were available.

  • ThoseWhoWork

    So just a basic review………34 and 23 arent the awnsers…. but bush and johnson are? Let me forget about not drafting a QB let alone wats going happen to sparano and up IF this doesnt work out. . .

    Plzdo-Gofins

  • MOU

    Reggie Bush is an obvious upgrade to R Brown. He’s quicker, catches out of backfield and more of a big play maker. I have always been a big Ricky Williams fan but I understand it was time for a change. The rookie is just that – a rookie – could be good or maybe not. As far as LJ is concerned, there was a time when he was on record breaking pace. twice chosen to the pro bowl only one major injury and still young enough to have something remaining in the tank. In addition, LJ was certainly picked up cheap. I find it particularly interesting that LJ was chosen over Portis. LJ must have looked pretty decent or possibly even very good. Now – the more important question – CAN WE BLOCK?…