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Spartan 117
04-26-2007, 03:50 PM
Packers make offer for Chiefs RB Johnson
Written by: ¦ 4/26/2007
Source: story.scout.com
PackerReport.com has confirmed that the Green Bay Packers have made an offer with the Kansas City Chiefs to acquire Larry Johnson. http://story.scout.com (http://story.scout.com/)

Motion
04-26-2007, 03:52 PM
Already several threads on this, news came out this morning but apparently its been shot down.

Vertical Limit
04-26-2007, 03:52 PM
Green Bay really wants to be competitive this season. 8-8 record last year, add Larry Johnson and maybe Randy Moss. damn.

Spartan 117
04-26-2007, 03:56 PM
Already several threads on this, news came out this morning but apparently its been shot down.

Apologies. Hard to catch all the news with the pace of posts. Thanks!

Motion
04-26-2007, 03:58 PM
Apologies. Hard to catch all the news with the pace of posts. Thanks!

No problem, its been a busy week!

zach8111
04-26-2007, 04:10 PM
i doubt the cheifs will trade one of there best players on there team.

FinNuT
04-26-2007, 04:44 PM
its a tough mix.. green bay has to satisfy trade demands of KC and contract demands of LJ this close to the draft....almost impossible thing to do

dominizzo
04-26-2007, 04:46 PM
I guesss They wanna make Favre's last Hurrah a good one

AZfinfan
04-26-2007, 05:14 PM
considering the load that LJ had throughout college and the last 3 seasons in the NFL. It may not be a bad gamble is the compensation is right. Obviously he is the second best back in the game now. But he has been abussed. Hard to think like that though when you have a player as productive as he is.

AJW42083
04-26-2007, 05:17 PM
atleast GB is trying to keep Favre and his team competitive while his career is coming to an end...

NathanHunt
04-26-2007, 05:30 PM
atleast GB is trying to keep Favre and his team competitive while his career is coming to an end...

You didn't like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar? :evil:

JERSEYFINFAN23
04-26-2007, 05:46 PM
that would ba playoff team

Spartan 117
04-26-2007, 07:29 PM
Chiefs officials say Johnson trade talk rumors untrue

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=kan) quickly dispelled rumors they are shopping Pro Bowl running back Larry Johnson (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=6363) 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.
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"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 (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=sdg) running back LaDainian Tomlinson (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=5452) 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 (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=5182) 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 (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=7834) and journeyman Damon Huard (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=4180), who played well last season when Trent Green (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=2547) 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 (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=2586) last season and 12-time Pro Bowl guard Will Shields (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=2445) earlier this month. The wide receiving corps has little depth behind aging Eddie Kennison (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=3519), 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 (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=hou) 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 (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=mia) 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.
Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press