A report out of Detroit indicates that Rudi Johnson has moved ahead of rookie Kevin Smith on the Lions’ depth chart. Signs of this move began in Week 3, when Johnson saw the lion’s share of the carries against San Francisco.
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I’m not sure if Kevin Smith is injured or simply not playing, but the rookie hasn’t see much work against San Francisco. In fact, Rudi Johnson appears to have taken over as the Lions’ featured back.
Lions inactives: QB Drew Stanton (3rd), CB Ramzee Robinson, LB Gilbert Gardner, G Manny Ramirez, DT Andre Fluellen, DE Ikaika Alama-Francis, DT Landon Cohen.
Rudi Johnson must have a thing for the feline species. After seven mostly productive seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, he now finds himself in Detroit as a member of the Lions. Fantasy football owners have to wonder whether Johnson’s value has nine lives.
Posted: Monday, September 1st, 2008 | Jim Loftus Tags: Rudi Johnson
Rudi Johnson wasn’t out of a job for long. The former Bengals running back signed a one-year deal with the Lions on Monday, hours after working out for the team. Johnson, who was released by the Bengals on Saturday, will backup rookie RB Kevin Smith in Detroit. The Lions also cut running back Tatum Bell on Monday.
Posted: Sunday, August 31st, 2008 | Jim Loftus Tags: Rudi Johnson
Free-agent running back Rudi Johnson is scheduled to visit the Detroit Lions Sunday night. Johnson was released by the Bengals on Saturday.
Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis made it official, announcing that two long-time offensive starters –running back Rudi Johnson and left tackle Willie Anderson — have been released.
Welcome to the world of fantasy relevance, Chris Perry.
Perry is now the top running back on the Cincinnati Bengals’ depth chart after the release of Rudi Johnson. The move shakes up fantasy rank lists heading into the first week of the regular season.
The release of Rudi Johnson reported earlier by NFL Network’s Adam Schefter is also being confirmed by Johnson’s agent, Peter Schaffer.