RB Larry Johnson signs 3-yr deal with Redskins
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ASHBURN, Va. (AP)—Running back Larry Johnson(notes) has signed a three-year deal with the Washington Redskins.
The contract’s base value is $3.5 million, but Johnson could make as much as $12 million if he meets certain incentives.
Johnson is a two-time Pro Bowl pick who has run for 6,219 yards and 55 touchdowns in eight NFL seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals.
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan calls Johnson a “great addition” to a backfield that also includes Clinton Portis(notes).
Johnson signed with the Bengals after being released by the Chiefs in November, when he was due to return from his second suspension in a year. He had posted on his Twitter account a gay slur and comments questioning the competence of Kansas City head coach Todd Haley.