The Kansas City Chiefs knew what they will lose when they decided to release running back Larry Johnson, and they still would like to get rid of the trouble-causing player, even if they had to have three other running backs to fill in the one spot left by Johnson.
Needing only 75 yards to be the second Priest Holmes in Kansas City, Johnson has had 5,996 yards rushing and 55 touchdowns and caught 151 passes for 1,369 yards and six TDs by the end of his career in red Chiefs jersey. It is hard for the Chiefs to find comparable replacement. The three replacing running backs: Kolby Smith, Jammal Charles and Dantrell Savage all combined to get only 12 totals in Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Chiefs won’t take back their decision-that is obvious. They are trying to find sparks from the replacements and they have made it. They found some on Charles. According to quarterback Matt Cassel, the 23-year-old second-year runningback has speed, suddenness and big-play potential.