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    Re: Chiefs | L. Johnson on trading block?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce=GOAT View Post
    The Chiefs would be insane to trade LJ. He is an absolute beast at RB, and very young as well. They would have to get at least 2 first rounders in return to even think about trading him.
    I for one would like to see him go. LJ is not that young, he's 28. He's a bruising back which means he won't amount to **** after the age of 30, especially in the run run pass punt offense Herman Edwards runs.

    There have been rumors around the NFL that Green Bay has offered KC a 1st and 4th rounder, plus a conditional pick in next season's draft. The Chiefs are totally wiping the slate clean with some of the pieces of **** DV drated (not saying LJ is a PoS). The Chiefs have many holes on both sides of the football team such as:

    OT
    OG
    WR
    DT
    CB
    LB

    Not to mention Ty Law, Pat Surtain, Donnie Edwards, Casey Weigman, and Eddie Kennison are all 32 yrs old or older. Weigman isn't the grind it out pounding physical Center that Herm Edwards wants. The Chiefs have one of the worst WR corps in the NFL and Croyle will more than likely get the starting nod in KC this upcoming season behind a patchwork offensive line. DE Jared Allen will serve some type of suspension from the league, and will have trouble getting a long term deal with the Chiefs. He has already said he doesn't want to play in KC next season because of money issues. Honestly I see KC having a couple "bad" seasons and drafting in the top 10-13 slots.

    The Chiefs need as many draft picks as they can get. Hopefully MIA will pony up a first day pick for Trent Green but it looks like those talks are at a stale mate. Draft day will be interesting.


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    Re: Chiefs | L. Johnson on trading block?

    He's a bruising back which means he won't amount to **** after the age of 30
    That's a fair statement. With the exception of maybe John Riggins, most power backs fall off at the big 3-0.

    I still don't think LJ will be anything other than a Chief in '07.
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    Re: Chiefs | L. Johnson on trading block?

    I for one would like to see him go.
    Shredder how can you say that, you have to be joking right?

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    Re: Chiefs | L. Johnson on trading block?

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2850484

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs quickly dispelled rumors they are shopping Pro Bowl running back Larry Johnson before this weekend's NFL draft.

    Team spokesman Bob Moore said Thursday the Chiefs have not offered Johnson to anybody and that no team has been given permission to speak with him.

    "Anybody who is reporting it's true is simply not telling the truth," Moore said.

    Johnson, 27, has been participating in the Chiefs' offseason program, but is entering the final year of his contract. He has made it clear he wants a deal worth more than the eight-year, $60 million contract San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson signed two years ago.

    Rumors that Kansas City wants to trade the brooding back, who carried the ball an NFL-record 416 times last season, surfaced as the team scrambles to acquire draft picks. The Kansas City Star, without citing a source, reported Thursday that the team had offered Johnson up for trade.

    Johnson's agent, Alvin Keels, said Thursday he preferred not to comment.

    Kansas City unloaded return specialist Dante Hall to the St. Louis Rams for a fifth-round pick Wednesday, falling in line with coach Herm Edwards' desire for a more youthful roster built via the draft.

    "When you have a veteran football team, that's very, very good," Edwards said recently. "But at the end of the day, you have to acquire young players along the way."

    The Chiefs invited four running backs -- California's Marshawn Lynch, Ohio State's Antonio Pittman, Florida State's Lorenzo Booker and Louisville's Kolby Smith -- for interviews, and have said they are willing to draft a running back in the early rounds.

    Trading Johnson would make sense to those who view the Chiefs as undertaking a major rebuilding effort.

    Kansas City is poised to start the season with untested second-year quarterback Brodie Croyle and journeyman Damon Huard, who played well last season when Trent Green missed parts of eight games with a concussion.

    The offensive line is full of holes, after the retirement of 11-time Pro Bowl tackle Willie Roaf last season and 12-time Pro Bowl guard Will Shields earlier this month. The wide receiving corps has little depth behind aging Eddie Kennison, and defensive tackle and defensive back remain areas of concern.

    Johnson's value has never been higher, either. After rushing for 1,750 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2005, he gained 1,789 yards and had 17 touchdowns last season. His 2,199 yards from scrimmage accounted for 43 percent of the Chiefs' total offense.

    "He's still a guy in his prime," said former Houston Texans general manager Charley Casserly, who believes the Chiefs will sign Johnson to a contract extension. "I don't know what they could get to replace him. Certainly a draft choice isn't going to replace him."

    Another way the Chiefs could acquire more draft picks is by dealing Green, the two-time Pro Bowl selection who returned from his concussion midway through last season but never played at the same level.

    The Miami Dolphins have reached a tentative agreement with Green, who will be 37 when training camp opens. But the teams have not agreed on compensation, and it is becoming increasingly unlikely a trade will be done by the start of the draft.

    The Chiefs are seeking a second-round pick and a late-round pick for Green.
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    Re: Chiefs | L. Johnson on trading block?

    Team spokesman Bob Moore said Thursday the Chiefs have not offered Johnson to anybody and that no team has been given permission to speak with him.

    "Anybody who is reporting it's true is simply not telling the truth," Moore said.
    Well, thanks for nothing, Bob! My bet was still open and some sucker would have taken it sooner or later. Way to ruin it for me!
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    Re: Chiefs | L. Johnson on trading block?

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    Well, thanks for nothing, Bob! My bet was still open and some sucker would have taken it sooner or later. Way to ruin it for me!
    Now I feel like I'm partially to blame since I posted it.
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    Re: Chiefs | L. Johnson on trading block?

    In all honesty I am expecting LJ to hold out. He's totally outplayed his current rookie contract and deserves to get paid like the top backs in the NFL, especially after almost running him into the ground last season.

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    Re: Chiefs | L. Johnson on trading block?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Shredder View Post
    In all honesty I am expecting LJ to hold out. He's totally outplayed his current rookie contract and deserves to get paid like the top backs in the NFL, especially after almost running him into the ground last season.

    WHy would Johnson hold out now. this is the last year of his contract anyway. If he gets through this year, he's bound to get huge offers next year from everyone and anyone.

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