I don't know about you all but for some reason I find the process of Larry Johnson picking a new team fascinating. I know it's been talked about an awful lot but I really, really want to find out how he does in his new situation.
That said, we're going to start tracking what all of these teams are saying about LJ as he sits on the open market.
Is there reported interest? Reported rumors? Preferred landing spots?
Or how about some clues, like the one we got from Adam Schefter this morning, "Larry Johnson's agent Peter Schaffer said he's 'talking with many teams and two you would never guess.' I tried to guess, he wouldn't bite."
All of this will be found here. I went through a list of all the teams and picked out the reports I've found from the various NFL reporters. Some of this is hard information, like Bill Belichick saying the Patriots have talked about him, while others are just rumors, like the Seahawks since they kicked the tired on Edge this past month.
After the jump, a listing of the teams that are reported or rumored to possibly be interested in the services of former Chiefs RB Larry Johnson.
Steelers - LJ would be interested in going there, per Schefter, but the Steelers told agent Peter Schaffer they are not interested, per LaCanfora. Head coach Mike Tomlin declined comment.
Patriots - He has been discussed, per head coach Bill Belichick. Rumored landing spot by many.
Redskins - They're not making a move on him, at least this week, per Schefter.
Bengals - No reported interest at this time but Schefter says he could think of less likely destinations. Jason Cole cites front office sources and says to keep an eye on them.
Browns - Only rumored interest, but no hard reports. Not sure why LJ would go here unless it was money.
Colts - They could/should be interested, per Schefter, but no hard reports.
Broncos - Only rumored interest since they kicked the tires on seemingly every free agent RB.
Chargers - Rumored interest with LT declining.
Eagles - Rumored interest with Westbrook banged up. Jason Cole cites front office sources and says to keep an eye on them.
Giants - No reported interest but I would guess he would want to play in New York. Jason Cole cites front office sources and says to keep an eye on them.
Saints - No reported interest but have been in the market for a back previously.
Cardinals - Only rumored interest.
Texans - Not interested at this time, per GM Rick Smith.
Jets - Not interested at this time, per LaCanfora.
Bears - Not interested at this time, per LaCanfora. Schefter also says no.
Raiders - ....Is Al Davis still alive?
49ers - No, per Schefter.
Falcons - No, per Schefter.