In an unexpected move, USAToday.com reports that the Washington Redskins cut running back Larry Johnson. As a backup to starting running back Clinton Portis, Johnson only had five rushing attempts for two yards. Johnson released a statement saying how disappointed he was in the move by the Redskins.
“I’m very upset, didn’t see this coming,” Johnson said, adding he wanted to end his career in Washington.
“I understand it’s a business and I have nothing but love for the Redskins. They gave me a home when I didn’t know where I was going to end up, so all my eggs were in this basket, Washington Redskins.”
Johnson is an eight year veteran where he played most of his seasons for the Kansas City Chiefs in November. The Cincinnati Bengals picked him up for a few games late last season.
In 2005-2006, Johnson had back-to-back seasons with more than 1,700 yards and selected to the Pro Bowl both seasons. At 30, the veteran is now jobless two games into the season. There is the possibility the Redskins may re-sign Johnson.
This is why the Collective Bargaining Agreement for the NFL has to change. Players have a very short career in this game. The owners move the players around or out, but the franchise moves on and keeps making money like the well oiled machine it is. I hope the players can make changes that can secure their future much better than what they have right now.