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I've been blogging about the Kansas City Chiefs intensely for just over a year now and one thing I've learned to take with a grain of salt is contract negotiation updates. So and so are X amount of dollars apart...the player and team only need to work out the details...player X is close to signing. I've read it all.
We had about a dozen false alarms with the Trent Green trade that made me just hold off on reporting anything new until it was solid. The same is true with the Larry Johnson contract situation, especially when one report comes out saying one thing and another comes out saying the exact opposite. For example, check out this article from Adam Schefter of NFL.com titled "Chiefs, Johnson getting closer to agreement":
The two sides have engaged in serious contract talks in recent days, making considerable progress as recently as Aug. 11, and further talks will take place in the coming days aimed at ending Johnson's holdout.