No, the Dolphins twitter feed isn’t talking about Grand-MaMa…ex-basketball player Larry Johnson. This is the Larry Johnson who rushed for over 1,700 yards in 2006. We first heard about the Dolphins working Johnson out in early August. Apparently, Johnson is the veteran RB the Dolphins think has the most left in the tank. It could mean that the Dolphins aren’t overly impressed with what they’ve seen thus far from Daniel Thomas….as his running style is similar to Larry Johnson’s….Well, the Larry Johnson from 2006. Johnson will be 32 years old this November and carried just 5 times for 2 yards in 2010.
The Dolphins probably signed Johnson to add depth at RB, but the quality of the signing for the Dolphins will depend on how much Johnson has left in the tank. There is certainly the posibility that he ultimately doesn’t even make the Dolphins roster going into 2011. He could very well be cut in favor of a RB that is released from another team when September cuts occur. This is a low risk, likely low reward signing for the Dolphins.
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