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Texans Interested In Larry Johnson

While the Redskins have apparently thought better of reaching out to embattled former Chief Larry Johnson, at leaset one other team is reportedly mulling bringing him in: the Houston Texans.

According to the Houston Chronicle, the Texans are in the midst of internal discussions over whether they should sign Johnson. The team’s struggles running the ball — particularly at the goal line and with holding onto the ball — could make Johnson worth the risk for a team trying to make the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.

SBN's Texans blog, Battle Red Blog, is not convinced, however, that Johnson is a worthwhile gamble for the Texans:

I personally hope this is just Kubiak and company doing their due diligence.  Larry Johnson is exactly the kind of person you try to keep out of your locker room.  It isn't a recent development either; Johnson had a history of acting up with the Herman Edwards administration as well.  And what do you get at this point in his career for your troubles?  2.7 yards per carry.  Granted, the Chiefs' offensive line is abysmal, so he might do better elsewhere, but I don't think he is worth the risk.

Johnson will clear waivers at 4 P.M. today. If no team claims him, he will be free to sign with the team of his choice.