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Redskins Don't Rule Out Looking at Former Chiefs RB Larry Johnson

It only took a few hours but we've got our first team that could maybe, possibly be interested in the services of former Kansas City Chiefs RB Larry Johnson.

Surprise, it's the Washington Redskins.

The Redskins' Clinton Portis is banged up which is why head coach Jim Zorn was asked about the seven year veteran today.

Asked about signing LJ, today Zorn said, "I don't know."

"I need to have a longer conversation than I've had to make a decision," he said today according to Rick Maese of the Washington Post.

The Redskins are an obvious fit for a number of reasons:

  • LJ grew up in the D.C. area.
  • His Dad coached high school football in the area for years.
  • The Redskins signed Shaun Alexander around the same time last season.

Look, the Redskins are a team that would pay him and play him, which is what he wants.  Plus, Dan Snyder hasn't changed.  Larry Johnson is a big name on the end of his career, which makes Washington perfect for a final farewell.

Don't get too excited about getting his salary off the books, though.  I would be shocked if anyone signed him before tomorrow afternoon, when the waiver wire deadline ends.