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Larry Johnson Holdout is Over

The great holdout that never really was:

The star running back Johnson has agreed in principle to a new six-year deal with Kansas City, and is expected to rejoin his team on Tuesday, has learned.

While his teammates were holding two-a-days in River Falls, Wisconin, Johnson spent training camp working out at Athletes Performance Institute in Tempe, Arizona.

Financial terms of the deal were not yet available, but it is expected that Johnson will be one of the three highest-paid running backs in the NFL, along with San Diego's LaDainian Tomlinson and Seattle's Shaun Alexander.

No harm was really done with Larry Johnson's holdout. He would have played sparingly if at all during the first two preseason games. He was working out on his own in Arizona so his playing shape never was an issue. If anything, we got to see more of our young running backs than we normally would have. The Chiefs have their franchise running back now and I, for one, am very excited.

Here's to Larry Johnson retiring as a Kansas City Chief.

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