Redskins give RB Johnson a three-year, $12M deal

Free-agent RB Larry Johnson has agreed to a three-year contract worth up to $12 million with the Redskins, according to a league source.

Johnson began last season as the Chiefs’ starter, but he was released after seven games following a falling out with coach Todd Haley. Johnson finished the season with the Bengals, with whom he backed up starter Cedric Benson and gained 204 yards on 46 attempts.

The Redskins were looking for depth behind starter Clinton Portis, whose 2009 season was cut short by a concussion.

UPDATE: The Redskins later announced that they had signed Johnson, but they didn’t provide terms of the deal.

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