Free agent running back Larry Johnson signed with the Washington Redskins on Friday.
The Washington Post reports that the deal is three years with base salary of $3.5 million and could be worth $12 million with incentives.
The 30-year old is expected to compliment Clinton Portis in the Redskins’ backfield and the team hopes that his presence will push both veterans to excel.
Johnson, who was released mid-season by the Chiefs a year ago, finished the year with Bengals.
His history of off-the-field issues has plagued him, but a fresh start may be just what the doctor order.
New Redskins’ coach Mike Shanahan is known for building successful ground games and has familiarity with Johnson from his days with the Broncos and in the AFC West.
Johnson had 581 yards on 178 carries and no touchdowns in 14 games. His last 1,000-yard season was 2006, when he rushed for a career-high 1,789 yards and scored 17 touchdowns.
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