Chiefs' statement on Johnson release

November, 9, 2009
11/09/09
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Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson

Nothing like a blockbuster move in the division to start a the day. The Chiefs have released running back Larry Johnson on the day his one-game suspension ended.

I will have more on this shortly. Here is the statement:

CHIEFS RELEASE RB LARRY JOHNSON

The Kansas City Chiefs released RB Larry Johnson on Monday. In 75 games (55 starts) with Kansas City, Johnson rushed 1,375 times for 5,996 yards (4.4 avg.) with 55 touchdowns. He also registered 151 receptions for 1,369 yards (9.1 avg.) with six TDs. He concluded his Chiefs career with 30 100-yard rushing games and also added two 100-yard receiving games.

Johnson established an NFL single-season record with 416 rushing attempts in 2006 when he set a franchise single-season mark with 1,789 rushing yards. He originally entered the league as the Chiefs first-round selection (27th overall) in the 2003 NFL Draft out of Penn State.

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