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Sounds Like Little to No Market for LJ if Released by Chiefs

We've weighed in on the Larry Johnson situation quite a bit and gathered the opinions of some of the various reporters around the NFL.  Names like Adam Schefter and Peter King believe LJ will be back with the Kansas City Chiefs following his suspension.  The farther along this thing goes, the more I believe he will indeed be back with the team in some capacity.

If he were to be released, however, it appears there'd be little to no market for his services according to various reports.

ESPN.com surveyed nine GMs around the trading deadline gauging their interest in LJ's services.  The report says that the Chiefs "would not have received many viable offers" for him.  It's been reported by multiple outlets that the Chiefs would have been willing to ship him out with the right offer.  Apparently that offer didn't come.

Steve Wyche of NFL.com also spoke with two GMs on Friday and reports that "there would not be much interest around the league because of his repeated character issues."

The only thing less attractive than a soon-to-be 30 year old running back with a historically bad yards per carry average that hasn't been effective in three years is a soon-to-be 30 year old running back with a historically bad yards per carry average that hasn't been effective in three years that also publicly calls out his head coach and mocks its blue collar fans.

Some people have asked what's the difference between LJ and Terrell Owens.  There are plenty of differences in their situations but the biggest is that despite all the BS surrounding TO, he was still incredibly effective.  His three years after his split with the Eagles included over 3,500 yards receiving and 28 touchdowns.  People are willing to take a chance on talent.

The NFL community is pretty small, actually, so I would be curious to find a head coach that would be willing to take on a player that has a history of not getting along with head coaches.

Here's a list of the current free agent running backs.  Can anyone really make a case that LJ is head and shoulders above everyone else on that list?  Remember, as Todd Haley says, go by what you see, not what you hope.

All that said, the old adage still rings true - It only takes one.