Redskins Release Larry Johnson

By Ben Linton

Larry Johnson’s short stint with the Washington Redskins has come to an end today, as the team announced that they released the veteran running back. In two games, Johnson accumulated two yards on five carries as a backup to Clinton Portis. His last rush as a Redskin came against the Texans, a 10-yard loss.

The running game has been a concern for Washington this far into the season, which only averages 53.5 yards per game, good for last in the league. Clinton Portis has scored two 1-yard touchdowns this season, but only has 96 yards on 31 carries (3.1 yard average.) Keiland Williams, a rookie out of LSU, has not had a carry so far this season. Ryan Torain is the other running back on the practice squad and gained 94 yards in preseason.

Another area of concern right now for Washington is the pass defense, where the Skins have allowed 745 yards in two games. Although Washington has faced two top-10 quarterbacks in Matt Schaub and Tony Romo, this unit will have to improve in order to have success in the future. This could help with the return of Safety Kareem Moore looming and the possibility of sticking DeAngelo Hall on each team’s top wide reciever. The Redskins have a great opportunity to fix their run offense and pass defense this week against a Rams team that ranks 30th in run defense and 23rd in pass offense.

Before you leave, check out this crucial Clinton Portis block on a Fred Davis 62-yard completion last Sunday.

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