The Bengals are reportedly close to signing Larry Johnson as an “insurance policy” at running back:
Jay Glazer of FOX reports that the Bengals have decided to sign Johnson, and that the Bengals are attempting to work out a deal with the seven-year veteran.
For now, the potential move is being sold by coach Marvin Lewis as an insurance policy only, presumably to give the team a graceful (or, as the case may be, less ungraceful) way to introduce Johnson into the locker room without disrupting the existing chemistry.
“Curses! You’ve won this round, Bengals, but this isn’t over… Get me Rae Carruth’s agent!” – Jerry Jones