The Kansas City Chiefs finally got their franchise running back, Larry Johnson, in the fold today when they agreed to a six-year, $45 million contract. With Johnson agreeing to this deal, it ends a 25-day holdout and keeps him in Kansas City through 2012.
Johnson receives $19 million in guarantees -- a $12 million signing bonus and $7 million in salary.
Johnson attended his first practice today and a former college teammate and current teammate, Tamba Hali was happy to see his friend at camp.
“I had a huge smile on my face, Hali said, referring to seeing Johnson on the field today. “I’m a friend of his. I am really close with his family. His dad coached me in college.
"I was constantly calling Coach Johnson to find out what was going on with Larry, because he really, really, really helps our offense.”
In Kansas City’s two preseason games this season, they haven’t had much production out of the running back position. With Johnson ready to go for the season opener on September 9th against Houston, expect a much-improved Chiefs offense when No. 27 hits the field.