Larry Johnson Reportedly Drawing Interest From Rams
Shortly after Rams starting running back Steven Jackson exited St. Louis' upset of Washington with a groin injury, Miklasz wrote, "Rams do have interest in Larry Johnson ... will this close the deal?" Jackson was injured on a running play late in the second quarter, when he was twisted awkwardly during a tackle.
The Rams split carries between Kenneth Darby (14 rushes, 49 yards) and Keith Toston (11 rushes, 22 yards) after Jackson exited. St. Louis' superstar running back is scheduled for an MRI Monday.
Johnson, meanwhile, is searching for a home after his Washington castoff. Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan did not eliminate the possibility that Johnson could return to Washington -- where he accumulated just two yards on five carries over the season's first two games -- but the chances of that occurring appear slim, given Clinton Portis' presence and the recent addition of Ryan Torain from the team's practice squad.
Several hours after Miklasz's original report, ESPN's Chris Mortensen disputed the rumor, writing that the "Rams (are) not as hot to trot on Larry Johnson as first reported. Looking at other options."