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Dolphins sign Larry Johnson, dump Kory Sheets

Posted on: August 23, 2011 10:44 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The Dolphins signed running back Larry Johnson on Tuesday and released running back Kory Sheets, the team announced Tuesday.

This is a historic moment because Johnson and Reggie Bush may be (unofficially, of course) the two least-talented tweeting running backs in NFL history.

Bush, as you'll remember, sealed his fate with the Saints by tweeting "it's been fun" towards his old team and city when they drafted actual Heisman-possessor Mark Ingram in April. He was promptly shipped to Miami this offseason.

Johnson's social media prowess is much more well-documented: not only has he dropped homophobic slurs on Twitter, but he also called out Todd Haley there, and eventually managed to generate what I believe is the first Twitter-related suspension in sports history.

Of course, that was the middle of 2009, back when Johnson was already considered on the wrong side of relevant -- he was eventually cut by the Chiefs, landed with the Bengals for the remainder of 2009 and then found himself in Washington last season, where he piled up, um, two rushing yards before being released by the Redskins.

So we're a good ways removed from Johnson having any legitimate success. Needless to say, the Dolphins can't be expecting too much from him, especially with Daniel Thomas and Bush already on the roster and expected to get the majority of carries.

Perhaps most importantly from all of this, though, is the fact that Miami was so desperate for running back depth that they were the only team to bring in Tiki Barber for a workout. They did that before signing Johnson ... and still signed Larry Johnson.

Which really should put an end to any "Tiki comeback" rumors.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 7:05 pm
 

Dolphins sign Larry Johnson, dump Kory Sheets



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Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: August 23, 2011 4:37 pm
 

Dolphins sign Larry Johnson, dump Kory Sheets

Gee, I wish they would give Shaun Alexander a look. He's only been out of football 3 years..... I'm sure his legs are well rested!!



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: August 23, 2011 2:40 pm
 

Dolphins sign Larry Johnson, dump Kory Sheets

I wonder if the Dolphins had Clinton Portis in for a look? He lives in Miami and is less of a washout than Johnson.


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