It looks like new Chiefs coach Todd Haley might indeed give Larry Johnson a do-over. From USA Today:
New Chiefs head coach Todd Haley said he’s hopeful the team can resolve differences with disgruntled running back Larry Johnson, who said he wants out of Kansas City.
“All situations there’s solutions to,” said Haley, who added he has not spoken with Johnson since being hired earlier this month.
Haley said there’s a “clean slate for everyone” on the Chiefs, including Johnson, who rushed for 874 yards last season in 12 games.
“Everybody’s going to have an opportunity to show who they are and what they want to be,” Haley said.
On the other hand, he could just be trying to inflate L.J.’s deflated trade value. That’s my spin on these comments. If we can convince the league that there is no way we would just outright cut Larry, then he may yet have some value. I still don’t think he stays in Kansas City, but I also want him gone. After all, once you burn a jersey you can’t put it back together again.